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Department of Veterans Affairs

Use Commercial Software when possible

There is a lot of money spent in government developing specialized software tools for data exchange and collaboration, and often the contractor winning these deals get a lifelong flow of funds to continuously modify and update the customized software package for the agency. Many times simple off-the-shelf or public domain software will often do fine, if the agencies' staffs are trained to do the work. Added benefit:... more »

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Social Security Administration

Centralize Federal Job Application Systems

While all agencies are required to post vacant Federal positions on USAJOBS, each agency uses a different "back-end" system to accept and manage electronic applications (such as Avue, Resumix, QuickHire, and USA Staffing). These systems are fee-based and cost millions of dollars in contracts for each agency. OPM manages USA Staffing, but agencies are not required to use it and must pay for the licenses. If every agency... more »

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