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A software closed loop user feedback process.

Make a policy or law requiring a closed loop user feedback process for new, current and future Government Information Systems (software). This would provide Lean Six Sigma quantifiable data for senior leader decision makers. Not what the vendors, contractors think.

As software products are developed this will ensure the feedback is collected by a closed loop system to measure the usage, effectiveness and correct issues... more »

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Funding IT Infrastructure and IA

The information technology (IT) infrastructure, sometimes referred to as the Global Information Grid (GIG) - specifically servers, networks, network area storage, and information transport/transmission costs, and information assurance (IA) costs, should be funded at the DoD level at all DoD facilities and support activities for use by all DoD programs at that facility. Disallow the expense for the IT/IA costs at the... more »

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Implement Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Implement enterprise VDI solution such as Citrix XenDesktop or VMWare View. This will:
1. Move sensitive data off the PC and back into the secure data center
2. Reduce power consumption by replacing power hungry PC's with zero clients
3. Eliminate need for EUD refresh every three years - moves EUD refresh to 7-10 year mark (plus, zero clients are a third of the price of PC's)
4. Virtualize application delivery in... more »

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Move Federal IT services to the cloud

The average employee spends a majority of their time using basic computing services, by moving email to the cloud; the government could see a savings in operating and electricity. Google offers its email client GMail for government agencies under the Google Apps platform (GAP).

GMail includes features comparable or better than what the USG is currently using: (1) GMail supports integration with Microsoft (MS) Outlook... more »

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Work with vendors who allow “data flow” with their software

In 1994, J. Allard wrote a memo to his superiors at Microsoft about the next Windows Operating System and the Internet. He said the Internet was growing so fast that even Microsoft wouldn’t keep up, and that the amount of data that was growing would either crush them, or could propel them forward if they found a way to allow the “data flow” through Windows. Imagine if Microsoft developed Windows with their “own” version... more »

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