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Social Security Administration

When relocating "city" offices - send to cheaper "suburb" areas

There are many government offices close to each other in big cities. Move some of them to cheaper locations, for example move an office from the Washington DC area to Manassas where there is plenty of space, cheaper expenses, and is close to public transportation.

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Department of the Interior

Stop Leasing and Construct and/or purchase New Facilities

Leasing office space every year costs millions of dollars. Some properties could be purchased or constructed for close to the same amount of money spent on leases each year. If the government owned the buildings, the savings each year would be in the millions. Sure you would have cost associated with building maintenance but that would be a drop in the bucket compared to leasing space year after year.

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Department of Defense

Cancel the JSpOC Mission System acquisition

The JSpOC Mission System (JMS) currently being bid for and led by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) under Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a redundant, bloated effort to replace aging stovepiped systems with new(er) non-industry standard stovepiped systems derived from code almost a decade old, completely ignoring the guidance set forth in DoD Directive 5000.1. The current Commerical-Off-The-Shelf products... more »

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Department of Defense

Space utilization review

Review all office space requirements and reduce office space authorizations accordingly, eliminate unnecessary rented facilities first!
In the DoD I have personnally seen organization leadership "empire build" by claiming space and moving people in vacant rooms when they already have more than enough space. There is one current squadron commander that has over 54,000sq ft of space for less than 100 people and yet he... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Give the Government a smaller more economical footprint

Why do so many agencies have to be on top of one another in DC, leasing large buildings at high fees? When leases come due, or possible early terminiation of leases, agencies should use desk sharing and telework and efficient space planning to take up less physical space. Why do all agency staff have to work in DC? Does every employee go to the Hill daily? I doubt it. Move agencies out from DC, decentralize - move... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Wasted paper = Wasted Money (Capri Records)

Every day a Pre-determination VSR will touch anywhere from 4 to 12 claims. Out of these claims nearly 25% of them require the VSR to log into a system we use (CAPRI). This system allows the Veterans Benefits Administration to obtain medical records from the Veterans Health Administration (VA Hospitals) in just a few seconds/minutes. New development guidelines require VSR's to print out CAPRI records for the veteran's... more »

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Legislative Branch

RECESS on the ROOF = more SPACE, more PROTECTION

Some schools take up more space than the school yard where children play. Adding fences and walls on the roof of schools not only allow for more space for children to run around in but also adds protection to children in dangerous neighborhoods where stray bullets are not out of the ordinary. This will restore more faith to underprivileged schools as well as lower the cost of extra security needed in some schools for... more »

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