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Department of Homeland Security

Proactive Requirements and Resource Identification for Tools

Too often over my career as a contractor and Federal employee, I’ve noticed that software tools are often purchase without sufficient requirements from all possible organizations who could benefit from it or its output. If requirements were requested, obtain and weighed, the end result would be a better fit for the needs of the organization as a whole, not just the one group that requested it.

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Department of Defense

Responsibilities & Requirements Relational Database (R3D)

Place all responsibilities and requirements (R&R) for all federal government organizations into a single comprehensive relational database – R3D. For example, in the DoD this would include all service-level, command-level, center-lever, and base-level guidance and instructions.

Delete all R&R from all guidance and instructions and only maintain this information in the R3D. Eventually delete all guidance and instructions... more »

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Department of Defense

Enterprise-wide requirements management for Acqusition

In the DOD there is not an effective requirements management process for the acquisition programs. E.g. the requirements for the current electronic health record “AHLTA” came from an evolving set of capabilities and has spanned decades in development. Over the course of time, requirements changed or became flawed with no traceability of requirements from capability needs through design, test and implementation. Some the... more »

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Department of Defense

Clear Outdated Mandates

The government can function best if it is able to function on its core competencies and duties. Accordingly, each Executive branch Agency and Department should submit an annual legislative proposal to congress to clear out and cancel outdated and unused reports, duties, and requirements. This would be an opportunity to clear out functions that were specified in appropriations bills from years past that no longer serve... more »

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