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Eliminate Newspaper Delivery

Eliminate Newspapers Delivery to Federal Offices Each morning all throughout the federal government, offices are receiving thousands of copies of multiple newspapers and magazines. The vast majority of these subscriptions can be eliminated; only the agency public affairs office might possibly require these publications. These public affairs offices in many case already employ the best practice of compiling relevant... more »

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Digital Signature for Word docs

Eliminate printing and signing word documents by using the ApproveIt add-in across the DOD. I believe the Army has already implemented this, but not the other services. The ApproveIt add-in allows a CAC enabled signature on MS Word docs, rather than just the picture embedded that is inherint to MS Word. By using this add-in, signatures can be verified, can't be falsified and documents can be digitally signed vs printed... more »

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E-Readbooks for Senior Officials

At nearly every military command or defense agency I have worked for, every night watch floors and staffs set to the task of printing hundreds of pages of documents for executive readbooks. Most senior officials only have time to review a fraction of the documents, which are subsequently shredded. This wastes reams of paper and thousands of dollars in labor costs. These documents are already posted online and are readily... more »

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Reduce Printing Through Visibility and Accountability

The US Government wastes millions of dollars on unnecessary printing by Federal employees. Not only are paper, toner, and printer maintenance expensive, but storage, destruction, and time searching through hard-copies costs money.

We need to use the print servers to track and report usage by user/branch/department/command. By shining a light on current and historical usage, users will adjust their habits and save money.... more »

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Paperless Operations

My organization (~190 mil/civilians) has spent ~$35K in paper and printer supplies this year already. Between printouts of briefings, correspondence and other myriad documents the waste of paper (and subsequent wear on machines used to produce/reproduce) is atrocious. Purchase of a tablet-based electronic system would drastically reduce, if not eliminate, the need to print (and re-print) almost all of these documents.... more »

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Save money, save paper

Cut back on paper use and waste to save money and help save earth's forests. By assigning a recycling program and program monitor to major government agencies, we can collect the used paper and spot trends in wasteful use of resources (i.e. paper). The monitor can see which specific departments are wasting the most paper and instill new policies to reduce such waste, such as requiring said departments to use their shop... more »

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Real-time complete financial status of projects

Idea submited at #3 in 2010

http://saveaward2010.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Have-the-ability-to-see-in-real-time-complete-financial-status-of-projects/55357-9432

 

This system reduced budget over-run from $1.2million down to just $74thousand in one year. If applied to the entire Federal Government we stand to say approximately $145billion annually with this system.

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Duplicate Data in Contract Files

Although Paperless Contracting may be a far-reaching idea, we could go a long way in reducing cost by simply minimizing the redundancy of paper in our contract files, specifically when it comes to contractor responsibility. Three times throughout the life of the contract (and all it's subsequent modifications) we are required to check -- and print -- data from three different databases: EPLS, CCR and the new FAPIIS system.... more »

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