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A software closed loop user feedback process.

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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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Stop Paying Twice for Windows

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We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing)

We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay... more »

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Software standardization

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Each service currently purchases various pieces of software to accomplish their jobs, unfortunately they do this with tunnel-vision rather than reviewing the already approved software across all agencies. What happens is that the Army will purchase one type of software (for example) to digitally sign documents, the Air Force will use something else, the Navy something else also. Each piece of software requires accreditation,... more »

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Cancel the JSpOC Mission System acquisition

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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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Government Operating System

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Create a government operating system using open source software. Based on Linux or BSD. The cost savings for the Army alone is about $85M+ per year for Windows, I dont what more for MS Office, Anti-virus etc. A standard desktop with office suite, internet browser, anti-virus, PDF, disc burning etc is easily attainable with open source. There are plenty of Linux Distro's and several BSD based that prove the point.... more »

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Replacement of NMCI with distributed and cloud technologies

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Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), a contractor-operated IT infrastructure, is too costly and out of date. The replacement system, Next Generation (NGEN) IT solution is an ill-defined concept that is basing its design concepts on the money-wasting, antiquated architectures dating as far back as 1969 and ARPANET.

Current technologies exist that would allow the Department of Navy (DON) and the USMC to deploy a fully... more »

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

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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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Software document template repository

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We use Microsoft Office Products. Can we develop a repository of spreadsheets, access databases, power points, word documents to be used as templates? I have had to create numerous spreadsheets, power points and databases. This process would be a lot easier if I could go to a repository and find a template that I could customize for my purpose. Everyone has to “reinvent the wheel” whenever they create a new electronic... more »

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Training on Common Office Apps

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There are about 4-8 office productivity and e-mail applications that all federal workers use pretty much every day. We all know the brand names, and we all get new versions ported to us IAW our Agency's/Component's software refresh cycle. BUT many/most users never receive any training on how to effectivley use the apps. So, much paper and time gets wasted as users "hunt & peck" for the right print-out format, or the... more »

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Reduce Reporting Requirements

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Right now we have to provide information to higher ups the way they specify, even though the antiquated systems and software we are using do not easily allow for the info they need. Each primary area speaks it's own language without a good method to cross reference. We need to be able to tell information seekers what we can provide - not necessarily have them tell us what to give them.

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Make Reporting requirements mesh with available information

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Right now we have to provide information to higher ups the way they specify, even though the antiquated systems and software we are using do not easily allow for the info they need. Each primary area speaks it's own language without a good method to cross reference. We need to be able to tell information seekers what we can provide - not necessarily have them tell us what to give them.

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