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Single Online Education Resource

Combine the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard online training programs into a single web-enabled entity.
Having multiple agencies and organizations manage the education of our combat personnel is inefficient and highlights the disparity and unfocused attempts the different services take on online education. It is simply a waste of time and money to break up online education into different areas for... more »

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Reduce Printing

If government offices would take the time to stop and think about how much paper and ink they waste every day, they would be shocked. As an intern I go and make copies and file documents and the waste is so bad that I just want to take everyone on a fieldtrip back to my high school. We couldn't even print more than three pages a day even if we didn't have a computer at home and each extra sheet was 10 cents each. Color... more »

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Eliminate Service Academies, or ROTC, or BOTH

There is no need to have both military service academies and ROTC. I am more inclined to say eliminate the service academies and allow the institutional costs of running a university to universities and not the government. Military academies were a good idea in the days when military instruction wasn't performed anywhere else, but times have changed and the need for these service academies is no longer present. We currently... more »

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Decrease turn around & increase job satisfaction & performance

The way job specialties are given to military personnel could be improved. Statistics show that job satisfaction is directly linked to performance and longevity. Not all jobs in the government, particularly in the military, could be matched to all trainees but a certain percentage could potentially walk away with a job that suits them.

We spend millions of dollars yearly training our military personnel and other departments... more »

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Modernizing DAU Online Course Delivery

I have never been a fan of online courses, particularly ones where a student simply clicks through a set of slides. However, online course delivery has evolved into a format that is not only cheaper, but one which can actually provide a higher-quality learning experience than a traditional classroom.

Universities around the world are now providing virtual classrooms for their students. I encourage you to view MIT’s free... more »

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Saving Our Nation

The problem with our budget is only a symptom of a greater one.

 

I couldn't cut my proposal down to <2000 characters, so I am posting the link.

 

This isn't just about money - it's about our healthcare, our education, our energy and our future.

 

http://solarfuzzy.blogspot.com/2011/07/saving-our-nation.html

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Increase use of Distance Learning

Under no circumstance, should a servicemember or government employee be sent across the country or overseas to watch power point presentations and hear a lecture. There is a huge opportunity for cost savings in this area. Class room instruction should be done at a distance when feasible. Heavy justification should be needed to send personnel to training. Travel costs will be saved.

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5-Prong approach to Social Policy Change

Citizens do not want or need services cut and the middle class does not need tax increases. Here is my husband and I’s 5-prong approach to policy change that could significantly improve the country’s current financial situation: 1) Invest all Medicare and Social Security money contributed. This would allow growth and the possibility of long-term sustainment. 2) Temporarily cease sending U.S. dollars to aid foreign... more »

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