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Department of Agriculture

Reduce Storage and Related Costs

Records in all areas of operations are inventoried, boxed in purchased storage boxes, shipped and stored for years - sometimes indefinitely, in storage facilities. These costs could be virtually eliminated by scanning documents and storing the information electronically. The original records containing PII could be shredded but everyday documents could be disposed of in a normal manner. Legal documents such as Promissory... more »

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Department of Justice

OUTDATED OFFICE SUPPLIES

Space always seems to be an issue for files & storage in every office. I know in our department, we have numerous storage closets w/file cabinets FILLED w/ outdated office supplies (3.5 x 5 floppy disks, typewriter ribbons/correction ribbons, used binders, shelf organizers, etc). We try to recycle as much as we can, but can't use the outdated supplies anymore. I suggest that we get with local COSE, SBA companies, non-profit... more »

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Department of Defense

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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Department of Defense

Weight restricted overseas assignments (dity storage)

Due to weight restrictions for certain overseas assignments, the government currently pays for household goods storage. This includes items being packed, transported, and stored for the duration of the assignment. Currently members are authorized reimbursement of self moves of household goods for a savings to the government known as dity moves; my recommendation is to authorize members to find their own storage in which... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Stop storing humidity sensitive supplies in basements

Stop storing humidity sensitive supplies in basements.

In the recent high heat + humidity, our VA Health Care System sterile supplies and instruments got wet. Sterile disposable supplies had to be disposed of, and sterile reusable supplies had to be recleaned and sterilized. This was a huge expense, purchasing replacement disposable supplies, and reprocessing reusables.

Humidity is high in basements. Any malfunction... more »

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Department of Transportation

New railroad barons

Allow more and small competitors into the railroad system. Much like the POD self storage concept, commerce could be greatly added by a system that picks up containers in say New York and drops them in California. By getting more players in the container pick up and delivery system, we could generate more use of existing rails without costly expansion. Currently full truck trailers are transported by train in certain... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic Records Archiving for all agencies

I propose switching to a fully electronic system for archiving paper forms. I recommend that Records Management policies should be redesigned with the intention of storing only electronic versions of the required documents, with a single electronic archive storage system for each agency. Network storage space is cheap, and offers numerous benefits over hardcopy storage:
•Low cost - Depending on scanner capability/settings,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Use of Unconventional Space For Storage

Each square foot of support, administrative and operational space at airports nationwide has to be "leased" by the government. Because of limited funds and space, there never seems to be enough offices, cubicles, and storage spaces for our needs.
At Nashville INTL Airport (BNA), I began a pilot program which initially identified unconventional available space, already leased, that was not being utilized. One result... more »

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