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Encourage purchase and use of "off-network" computers

Currently, each military organization I have worked for has a single set of standards and configuration for government computers. To protect integrity of government systems, this seems a very sensible thing to do. However, there is a very real cost to this level of security for all operations requiring use of government computers. And not all uses require the same level of security. A natural solution would be to... more »

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Enable Existing Energy Star Capabilities on all Computers

Many of the computers running on government networks are left on, running at full power 24/7, yet they are only used between 5-8 hours per day. This is like leaving a 100 watt light bulb on all the time, even when no one is in the room. Simply mandate that all local IT staff enable the most efficient Energy Star settings on every computer.

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Network access & computer purchases for non-sensitive duties

Desktop computers are purchased for military & civilian employees to access the DoD networks. These networks have heightened security because they transmit information that may be FOUO, though the majority of the work conducted by employees on an installation is mundane or require only Privacy Act considerations. The computers must comply with the standards of the Defense network, have an antivirus software license/ security... more »

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