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Department of Homeland Security

Save millions by reducing printers

You can reduce the amount of printers that are used throughout the Federal Government. I see people complain because they have to walk 10ft to get a printed document. Some will use the excuse that nobody can see what I am printing. To resolve that would be to purchase larger copiers that require codes to be used for each employee to print. This will reduce the TCO and should see an immediate ROI. It will reduce paper... more »

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Department of Energy

Eliminate Foreign Aid "Welfare"

Eliminate foreign aid spending (except for Emergency assistance due to disasters) immediately. Approximately 150 out of the 190 or so nations on this planet are supported by the US taxpayer. The cost runs into the BILLIONS every year (including this year) and the return on investment in negligable. It's time to take care of "AMERICA" first (i.e., Number #1) and stop this outrageous, unconstitutional foreign wellfare... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal Building Security

For non-essential buildings, use increased security measures such as alarms, key-code access, and cameras instead of contracting for securtiy guards. If you don't have a "key" or an escort, you don't get in the building. By using a "one time fee" (of course there will be maintenance and updates required) for install of these systems instead of contracting for security for years, it may save the taxpayers some money...... more »

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Department of the Interior

Give Local Job Applicants Hiring Priority To Save Moving Costs

When the government fills job vacancies, everyone who applies, regardless of their geographic proximity to the duty station is given equal consideration. If extra points were given to those who would not require a PCS relocation (and the expenses that are associated with it) then millions could be saved each and every year by allowing those who already live close by to fill vacancies. This would also be a great way for... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate the Office of Air and Marine

Returning the air and marine assetts to the Border Patrol and other agencies and eliminating the Office of Air and Marine woule cut millions of dollars in salaries and needless take home vehicles.

On the great lakes alone the savings would be substantial and we would not have people sitting around during the winter months when the lakes are frozen collecting a six figure salary for doing nothing. If the boats were returned... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Replace Cable /Satelite in waiting areas with Digital Antenna

Within almost every waiting area in every Federal building there is a TV. These TV's show HDTV programing with tons of TV channels. This is unnecessary and can be fixed by replacing the current systems with Digital antenna's. These systems also show local HD programming at only the cost of equipment. There is potential to save millions by getting out of contracts with Cable/Satelite providers.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Why are we replacing supplies that are not worn out or broken?

Each year the VA wastes 10's Millions of dollars replacing CPAP/BIPAP supplies that are not worn out or broken. At the VA Maine facility we implemented a new oversight program and we saved $400,000 the first year by only replacing supplies that are worn out or broken rather than routinely. Imagine how much could be saved if all VA Hospitals did this? Medicare Guidelines which we used as a reference allow routine replacement... more »

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Department of Defense

Mandate Technical Audits on Defense Contracts

Every day, government contracts are negotiated at far higher costs than they need to be. If requested, DCMA provides a report to the buying activity (Army, Navy etc.) called a Technical Support to Negotiations (TSN). A TSN identifies areas where contracts are overstated by the defense contractor. The author of the TSN, the DCMA Engineer, knows the "in's and out's" of the contractor's facility and can potentially save... more »

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Automatic flush toilets

Automatic flush toilets have recently been installed in the government office where I work. These fixtures are equipped with two methods of flush control: a laser motion sensor triggered by movement within a certain range, and a secondary manual control. The manual functions with options both to flush using less water and for full flushes. The motion sensor arrangement, frequently flushes both while the stall is occupied... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduce paper waste & furnishing costs at CBP

CBP has an enormous work force and with that an enormous waste of paper. Everything is electronically saved present day, but CBP requires paper copies of everything creating an abundance that ultimately ends up in waste bins w/in a few short years anyway. I think we should reduce the paper trail to a bare minimum, everything can be saved electronically. If paper is needed, it can always be printed later, ultimately it... more »

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