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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.

The cost savings can... more »



National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Tool Crypt for Projects

Many projects and programs purchase tools and ground support equipment for developing and building flight projects. There is not a centralized area where tools can be checked in and out at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Since projects have a finite life, many of these tools, once used, are not tracked. They are purchased for a specific activity and once the project ends, the tool may or may not be used by another program... more »


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Department of Defense

Minimize purchase of unreliable equipment

There are numerous programs available to check the reliability of measuring equipment, however the individuals and sections that order these items are not required to look this up before purchasing. Most of these items will stay on inventory for a very short period of time and require replacement. If it was required to look up the reliability of these items and show proof before purchase it could save the government a... more »



Executive Office of the President

New Collaborative Federal Employee SAVE Network

We need a SAVE network. We are a complex and diverse set of departments, organizations, agencies, committees, and boards that aren't networked. There is very little transparency into the operations, capabilities, processes, or practices of other government orgs and we assume that our experiences apply across the government.

The SAVE Award buys into the notion of a one-size fits all government and focuses on low hanging... more »