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Department of Health and Human Services

Making Connections More Efficient

Have you ever needed to find someone in your agency that has the expertise or authority to help you on a project? Me too. How long did it take you to finally find the right person? How many emails did you send? Phone calls made? Hours/days wasted?

I propose the federal government invests in and/or creates an interactive web tool on the intranet that let's federal employees create a user profile... with expertise... more »

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Department of Energy

Renewable energy portfolio standard preparation

Recovery act. no money funded to construct infrastructure. To run the demand for current needs for each state run public vote to build equity on RPS.
Funds come from cooperative bank or treasure bank to support funds for new projects at RPS
To support RPS funds come from legislative appropriation before ARRA if funds available
Reduction support for RPS project. reduce RPS protfolio

Increase benefits... more »

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Department of Commerce

Save 1,000,000 Patent Examining Hours Per Year

I'm a 27 year old US patent examiner. I joined the US Patent Office last year. Since then, not only have I realized the gravity of what goes on where I work, but I've realized that because of this, beneficial changes here can mean beneficial changes across our nation. Ironically, the USPTO is not even a choice in the dropdown for this submission.

The USPTO is the brain that operates the body of American innovation.... more »

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Department of Defense

Go Green the Corporate Way

Allowing more natural light to enter Bldgs will help reduce energy costs significantly. Installing skylights durable enough to withstand local weather in key common locations such as hallways, waiting areas, conference rooms, auditoriums, etc., will save the DoD millions in energy costs while maximizing mother nature's power. We see this in homes, large corporations, airports, etc, and it works. Corporations have invested... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Department of Technology Utilization - It Will Come Eventually!!

Problem: The underlying problem is lack of Technology Utilization. Technology exists on every Government computer with functionalities, features, capabilities, and tools that are not being utilized and therefore the return on investments in Technology is low. Most end-users of technology are not technology experts and therefore do not realize the full capabilities in order to perform their functions efficiently with the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save Paper Instantly

Recommend that every government printer is defaulted or set (by respective IT offices) to print double sided. This will provide the government an instantaneous savings – a 50% cost savings of all the paper we use.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Complete Disability Payment Overhaul - Save Money Now!

Currently a disabled Veteran can receive disability benefits from 3 agencies - VA, DOD, and Social Security. Need to overhaul the disability payment systems to ensure that the right amount of payment is provided which is difficult since we have 3 agencies responsible to address the payments for our veterans. Why not only 1 agency - the VA manage all veterans disability payments. This will ensure Veterans receive accurate... more »

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