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General Services Administration

Centralized Data Centers Within Federal Buildings

Currently the populations of many federal buildings are made up of several agencies, not a single agency. Each of these individual agencies has a need to house IT equipment of some kind, anything from a small server for an office of 5 to large agency wide data centers could be required in any given federal building. Each agency is required to rent office space to house this IT equipment, supplemental cooling is often... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Department of Technology Utilization - It Will Come Eventually!!

Problem: The underlying problem is lack of Technology Utilization. Technology exists on every Government computer with functionalities, features, capabilities, and tools that are not being utilized and therefore the return on investments in Technology is low. Most end-users of technology are not technology experts and therefore do not realize the full capabilities in order to perform their functions efficiently with the... more »

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Department of Energy

Maintain a Registry of DOE Internal Databases

As a distributed, GOCO agency, DOE has many database systems, some redundant. Programs have come to expect to fund and build their own IT solutions, even when one solution would fulfill the same need across the Department. The enterprise architect (EA) needs to open up to the agency so that new data collection needs can build on existing systems. Meanwhile the EA should actively seek consolidation opportunities. The... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Microsoft = Money

In today’s’ world everyone searches for data. Everyone has a laptop, not a desktop… an iphone, blackberry, or android phone, and everyone loves a simple conservative interface. Our dependency on Microsoft products offers no fiscal reward regarding cost, productivity, training, maintenance and growth.
The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time... more »

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Department of Commerce

Data Center Manager Position Classification

The Federal Government has undertaken the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative which seeks cost savings through consolidation and efficiency improvements. Data Centers account for huge energy consumption, and if not managed properly, can be serious energy abusers. Professional Data Center Managers are well versed in the problems data centers face, and are prepared to take action to improve efficiency and lower... 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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Legislative Branch

Database of Completed Studies

Honorable Members of House appear to not be aware of studies which have been completed on topics of interest and to justify the related costs to complete. Due to current housing crisis multiple studies are being completed or have been completed pertaining to the same topic. If the data of the completed studies is still relevant an additional study should not be completed. However, simple easy accessible database... more »

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Social Security Administration

Combine Federal Data Centers into one Data Powerhouse

Combine all the federal agencies data under one roof. Build a data powerhouse a state-of-the-art facility that provides secure data processing services to federal agencies. The data powerhouse manages mainframe and server operations, monitors the wide area network and provides key service desk, technical support and disaster recovery services for many of the federal governments mission-critical applications.
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Department of Homeland Security

Voluntary Use of Personal Cell/Smart Phone to Reduce Gov Costs

In one hand is my personal smart phone. I love it. I pay for unlimited voice and data with this phone. I can surf freely and without guilt that I'm wasting government money when I do so. It's also faster and more flexible than...what I hold in my other hand, my blackberry. I hate it. I only use it for government business which is largely viewing e-mails when I'm off site. So I carry two of these devices around.... more »

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