The Dept of Defense had developmed new software called Lightweight Portable Security (LIPOSE) that allows for secure use of VPN. The software is free from their website. This might be the answer to the security problems that prevent some SSA employees from being able to work at home.
Every year government recycles computer equipments (desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and unused cartridges) and furniture, most of them in perfectly good working condition. Why not dispense these items to elementary and junior schools in need of these items. An online system can be developed to receive requests from schools desirous of having these surplused items.
My Idea is to expand on the excellent idea the president has for Continuity of Services by mandating that all agencies that can provide work from home options begin doing so now.... more »
At the EPA, computers are renewed every 4 years. I do not see the need for this. Computers should be used for 6 years before changing.
-Internet access for federal government only for ALL agencies.
-Have all public agency links.
-Individual can apply, file, or find answers to/from pertinnent agency.
-This is available for all including those w/o Internet access.
-benefits (1) less workload for federal employees so less needed now & in the future. Saves $$.
(2) benefits the poor and elderly... more »
They could replace desktop computers, laptop computers and Blackberries. Video chat capabilities could replace cell phones (or agencies could opt for a stripped-down cell plan without data or texting) and expensive-but-rarely-used video conferencing equipment. Fewer projectors would be needed,... more »
This simple step will save hundreds of thousands of dollars (more likely millions) annually in processing and storage costs.
First change the JCL, then copy the data to new datasets using BLKSIZE=0