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Environmental Protection Agency

Smart use of Software Contracting

Keep talented software project managers on the government side who can interface regularly and cheaply with the end users. Contract out developers on an hourly basis instead of using a fixed cost contract. Improve quality and lower costs.

Software development for use in government has gone astray. Software needs in government are specific and often must model very complicated regulatory frameworks while being useful... more »

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Department of the Interior

Provide tax-exempt forms in Gov Trip or other travel contracts

Work with travel contractors to automatically generate appropriate state tax-exempt forms for travellers when using Gov Trip or other travel software. Needless dollars are spent on state lodging taxes when federal travellers do not provide required documentation. Searching for proper forms on GSA or state web sites wastes federal employees' time. Automatic generation of forms based on travel location when generating... more »

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Department of Defense

Cancel the JSpOC Mission System acquisition

The JSpOC Mission System (JMS) currently being bid for and led by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) under Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a redundant, bloated effort to replace aging stovepiped systems with new(er) non-industry standard stovepiped systems derived from code almost a decade old, completely ignoring the guidance set forth in DoD Directive 5000.1. The current Commerical-Off-The-Shelf products... more »

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Department of Defense

SAAS, Use it! Just like you did with ideascale!

The government has become uncomfortable with the concepts of IT risk, we rarely develop tools in house and we are all to comfortable to pay contractors to develop something that we then pay them to sustain.

The incentives are wrong, we lock ourselves in with software organizations and large contractor software development houses.

Use smaller, leaner organizations that approach a single problem and solve it well, stop... more »

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