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Executive Office of the President

Standardize Fleet Management

Standardize the management of our vehicle and equipment fleets. Currently, each agency, writes policy/regulation and has software, procedures, and management policy for their fleets. Conversely, we're all doing the same thing; tracking utilization, right-sizing, greening, tracking fuel, training, etc. On top of that, each agency is writing directives, regulations, policy, and even creating separate forms. Standardizing... more »

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Legislative Branch

Standardized Office Furniture and Equipment

Lower the cost of office furniture by standardizing office furniture across all government agencies. Why does a desk in one office need to look any different than the desk in the next room, floor, building, or agency? This will reduce the time personnel spend selecting furniture, allow ubiquitous transfer of furniture from one office/agency to the next, and drive down cost by encouraging competition in industry.

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Standardization with Customers

In our agency we do testing of any equipment to test to meet Army requirements or any other services. We need a form for them to fill out to specify what needs to be tested, the testing requirements, and constant communication channels to keep the testers and customers in the loop. We also have no military people when it comes to testing unlike our evaluator counterparts who use military evaluators to provide a field... more »

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National Science Foundation

Require agencies to use centralized purchasing for training

Require all agencies to use a centralized purchasing card to pay for all training. it would be easier to track all training actions, and require far less overhead FTE to process and reconcile actions. Phase out training authorization paper forms. This is a costly, no value added process from the 1950s that is long past due for an improvement.

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Department of Homeland Security

Community Based Emergency Centers - Rail-Safe Harbor

Rapid Respose from FEMA.
Local Employment Construction Opportunity.
Base-sites in communities (e.g. Inexpensive warehouse design, eg. Walgreens size) that are multi-use and spread across the National Rail system to house, treat and/or evacuate populace on a temporary short term basis for a few days before, during or after a disaster event. FEMA heavy resources respond to each location within 6 hours via freight rail utilizing... more »

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Department of Defense

Documentation of Office Practices

In the Corps of Engineers, we are required to operate based on our business processes as published in the Project Management Business Plan. However, there is a missing step between the "process" and the work. This step is called a "practice." If we can standardize how these practices are documented, we can train new employees faster. USACE is a relatively high-turnover organization. Our productivity dips with every rotation... more »

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Legislative Branch

Standardize unemployment throughtout the US.

To receive umemployment checks you must be "actively" looking for a job. Though I do believe that unemployment benefits are a great thing in a time of need, I, along with most Americans, know several people who are on unemployment and do NOT search for jobs, leeching on government money and thoroughly enjoy it.

My IDEA is to standardize umeployment. Make it last only six months as oposed to the 79 weeks (18 months) certains... more »

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