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Department of Energy

Cancel Amelia Island Leadership Conference

Each year in October a private company sponsors a "Leadership Conference" at Amelia Island. At the swanky resort. It is for the Environmental Management program at DOE.

It costs the Environmental Management office a ton of money to send representatives to it. It is pretty much a boon-doggle. And the private company makes a good bunch of change from hosting it.

I suggest that the conference be canceled. Or at least... more »

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Office of Director of National Intelligence

Encourage use of existing Collaborative Communication tools

There are not many government wide video conferencing systems. One is the Tandberg VTC system. The equipment is overpriced, proprietary, and so are the licences. Literally thousands of dollars per unit.

Another services is Defense Connect Online (DCO) which utilitzed web-based adobe connect on the backend. This excellent service is already available to government organizations on multiple networks with NO cost to participants.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Pilot Video Teleconferences Eliminate USCG ALJ Travel for S & R

USCG Suspension and Revocation hearings for mariner licenses are heard by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). The USCG could significantly reduce the travel costs and lost time for these officials by allowing hearings to be conducted via video teleconference.

These hearings are administrative in nature and published regulations already allow for these hearings to include telephone testimony, so adjusting to video teleconferencing... more »

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Department of Justice

Propel to the cloud and Telecommute

Two ideas is the cloud and telecommuting, which are easy to get started now and the biggest saver now and for the future.
- File Cloud. This is probably a very popular idea and it is for good reason. Why spend thousands to millions of dollars for hard drive space and when the hard drive crashes/person leaves, the file is then moved/lost? It is better to invest in an encrypted file space online to place sharable sensitive... more »

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Department of Commerce

"Tech for Travel": Incentivise videoconferencing, reduce flights

I propose that the government green operations and adopt new technology by launching a "Tech for Travel" program that would enable agencies to plan a reduction in air travel and re-purpose those funds to support investments in video conferencing equipment. Presently, agencies are pressured to spend all of their appropriated funds at the risk of a budget cut the next fiscal year (or more bluntly "if you don't use it,... more »

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Federal Communications Commission

Stop sending staff to SXSW Conference in Austin TX

sxsw.com - Check it out, every March there is a cool conference in Austin where web 2.0 staff can learn about gov 2.0, and listen to the music festival and watch some cool films.

We do not need to send federal staff to this event. They can learn about web 2.0 or gov 2.0 in other ways - but sending federal employees to these types of events where you learn a bit but really its all about the social media hype and the... more »

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