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Legislative Branch

Synchronizing citation and other data across data systems

USGS has separate data systems for project descriptions, publications, biographical web pages for scientists, peer review and highlights. These systems do not share information that is required by multiple systems. All require citation information for publications. If they were all synchronized, and one fed information into the others, the information could be entered once (saving time and effort), could be kept more... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Utilize Computer Systems to Full Potential

Computer systems in use by the government are capable of document management that is not being fully utilized. Systems are being used for a single, narrow-focused purpose that ignores the integrating functions of the system. Instead, files are kept in paper format, in paper folders, that need warehouses and document management personnel to monitor. Instead of using all of these resources, we should use the computer... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Insource All IT Contracts

Right now, many agencies outsource their most vital IT functions to contractors. These contractors code programs but do not give Federal employees access to the coding. (In some cases, they don't even grant them access to query tools, thus monopolizing even the query process.) In effect, the contractor is holding the agency's information hostage for a continuing fee. In addition to being expensive, this is dangerous;... more »

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Department of Defense

Automate DD2875 (SAAR) Process Across DoD

Automating this process across DoD (and perhaps all Fed Gov't agencies) will not only streamline more effecient business practices (cross agency) but will save thousands of man hours per year. The current process allows for digitally signed DD2875s, but when an organization is requesting thousands of employee accesses to a system, emailing is not an option. Mailing is slow and requires money and resources. An automated... more »

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Legislative Branch

Combine Online Systems (Websites) Used by Federal Employees

We use over 10 separate online systems to take care of daily administrative tasks, and I believe that we should combine them all into one website, similar to how Google lets you switch between e-mail, calendar, documents, photos, etc. with a simple mouse click.

Combining all these systems into one system and hosting it on a centralized server would take advantage of economies of scale, greatly reducing the electricity,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Computer systems should be able to "talk" to one another

Currently, a great deal of staff time is spent retrieving data from one computer system and manually inputting it into another system or into an endless stream of spreadsheets requested by officals for their numerous reports.

If the various data-gathering systems could "talk" to one another, so that data input into one system could be automatically retrieved by other systems that use the same data, reporting requirements... more »

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Department of State

DOS Enterprise Systems Integration

The department of state made of various functional areas & each of these areas has specific tasks they carry out, however they do not work in isolation. The different functional areas collaborate with each other from time to time thus the systems that support their activities also need to be able to collaborate & share information. Various systems that are used in the DoS do not collaborate or integrate well with other... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Prepared for new employees to work when they report for duty

I propose that government agencies be prepared to have their employees begin work as soon as they arrive on site, as I believe that the number of people that agree to work for the government and actually show is up far greater than those who renege on their promise. Few people would complete the amount of paperwork required prior to reporting for duty if they weren’t serious about coming. If the work orders for access... more »

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