Showing 10 ideas for tag "computer system"

Environmental Protection Agency

Deploy new computer hardware quickly after purchase

In my office, new computer hardware sometimes sits in boxes for over a year before it is actually put into service. In the meantime, the hardware becomes less current, less valuable, and the warranties tick away. This wastes money. The government should make it a policy that newly purchased computer hardware should be put into service within 60 days of its purchase. If temporary IT workers must be hired to allow for... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Computerized Check-Ins for VA Patients

Veterans should be able to check themselves in for their medical appointments with a computerized system. All they would have to do is either slide their VA identification card through a slot or enter their patient information and the computer would confirm their appointment date and time and they can click a button to check-in. This would be similar to the idea of checking yourself in for your flight at the airport.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Smart Information Technology Unit (SITU)

This saves $201Mill/yr. I propose a "Smart Upgrade Program" that shuts down computers completely when not in use. The automated shut-down would happen 6 days/wk (to allow one night/wk for system upgrades/updates/scans), and only if no users are logged into the computer (i.e. not actively in use). A macro or systems software could be developed (maybe even for free by Computer Science majors at one of the service academies),... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

1 computer system - VA ONE Processing System

When I began working for VA over 20 yrs ago we operated out of computer system under the (BDN) Benefits Delivery Network. This system was tied into all parts of VA. The main part we used was to pay deserving veterans benefits for their lost wages due to a slightly to completely debilitating disability. This disability being due to their service for their country. This system was in the DOS format and slightly cumbersome... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Remove CPU and operate solely from servers in VA Hospitals

Currently CPUs are used to log on to the VA network in the hospital medical center. These machines are outdated and have performance issues limiting productivity. The bulk of functioning already occurs at a server level which results in server lag time and delay compounded by limits of the CPU processor the user is working from. By removing this CPU from the data usage network and logging in to the server from a monitor... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Document retires knowledge of the Computer System for New hires.

We know there has been lots of people‚Äôs retiring from all departments. Since I joined IRS late September 2010, I have seen over 6 people retire in my Branch only, out of 60 people and only 1 or 2 people were hired/transferred in. There are still people on my Branch which will be retiring soon. The knowledge gained by the retired or about to retire (worked for 20 to 35 years) is valuable (should be documented) and will... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPDATE FEMA'S NEMIS

If FEMA can't get rid of NEMIS for a better system, then let's make the system work better for processing disaster claims and producing reports. The system was set up back in the 70's and times and processes have changed and the system is not working for us! When a sequence of events happen, NEMIS should be able to send out automatic notifications, complete processes, etc. NEMIS should be able to do more work for us.... more »

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Social Security Administration

Automate Attorney Relationship

Attorneys submit required forms multiple times, and they are not satisfied with our feedback. Before we can get their information into the system, we have received at least three copies of each form. The frustraion attorneys experience in representing their claimants only compounds our workloads as claims representatives. In addition, we are providing poor service. We receive so many forms, that it can easiy take... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

MANDATORY CPU shutdown @ COB & prioritize IT updates, Save $10M

Here's how to save millions per year by flipping a switch. There is an all encompassing SOP that dictates federal employees leave their computers on (in "locked" mode) at the end of the day. This is a huge waste of electricity (ESPECIALLY if the monitor and speakers are also left on) I understand that the reason for this is so that IT can complete system updates using less bandwidth. However, by dividing the computers... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Efficient accurate business card ordering

EPA has an online business card ordering system that is great- you type in your info, you see what the cards will look like when they are printed, and then you can route it to your boss for approval. But my regional office (EPA Region 9) doesn't use it. Instead, we use paper forms, which later must be transcribed by hand. It takes up to 3 months to actually get your business cards (the ordering is only done once per... more »

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