Department of Energy

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Department of Energy

Expand Idea Competition to Department Level

Based on the success of the President's SAVE Award, this approach should be replicated within Departments, such as at the Department of Energy, as a way for employees to suggest institutional innovation and to vote on one another's ideas. This could include ideas to save money, promote Department efficiency and effectiveness, enhance transparency, and promote broader engagement with the American people.

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Increase Federal Acquisition Regulation Dollar Thresholds

A very simple federal cost cutting idea is to further streamline and expedite procurements by increasing Federal Acquisition Regulation dollar thresholds as follows:

1. FAR 2.101 - Micro-Purchase Threshold Definition: Replace the $3,000 threshold with $10,000.

2. FAR 2.101 - Government Point of Entry: Replace the $25,000 threshold with $100,000.

3. FAR 2.101 - Simplified Acquisition Threshold: Replace the $150,000... more »

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OPEN MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS!!!!

What is the most effecient and cleanest energy source?! Lets USE IT THEN!!!! Nuclear Power is the future! Wind is weak, Sun is always going down, coal is dirty! We are advanced in technology so lets act like it!

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SES should conduct traniing

Taking a page from my Navy Nuclear Propulsion background, I believe that all government managers should be expected to conduct some kind of training in their area of expertise (or even a bit outside of it) for people who work in their organization or in adjacent organizations. This would serve to break down stove pipes as well as organizational layering, not to mention actually improving knowledge and insights all around.... more »

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IT Development

Many government agencys have duplicative IT development efforts going on within their Agency because the Agency's CIO does not have the authority or responsibility to oversee all Agency IT development efforts.

Make each Agency's CIO responsible for all IT development within the Agency. The CIO would receive all the Agency's IT funding. All IT efforts would have to be approved through the Agency's IT Configuration Control... more »

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IT Database for Maintenance Requests

I know we have an email system that we can utilize for submitting IT requests, or we can call in, which I'm sure most people do. The problem comes when we get an email saying that we called in, and then no one shows up for awhile to fix our issue. I think it would be easier if there were a tracking system that we could log into to submit requests; and then we could track how long it's going to take for someone to assist... more »

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