Showing 20 ideas for tag "internet"

Department of Agriculture

Save Millions & Enhance Research Output Using Fewer Animals

Save up to tens of millions of dollars by reducing the number of experimental animals required to achieve the same biomedical research goals. In the US alone, an estimated $500 M to $5 B is spent annually on the purchase of 20 to 100 million research animals. Scientific advancements in medicine, disease treatment and prevention, public health, food safety, bioterrorism, and animal welfare are essential to society and... more »

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Social Security Administration

Reduce claimant wait time with existing equipment & technology.

Problem: There are long waiting times for claimants in the field offices, waiting to complete applications for retirement, survivor, Medicare and disability claims.

Cause of problem: As the baby boomers are reaching retirement age, the number of retirement and Medicare claims has been increasing, while the number of employees available to help them is decreasing. (Many employees are baby boomers themselves and are also... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

DITCH THE MIDDLE-MUDDLE: Direct & Smart VA Claims Processing!

Today, now, VA has networks and programs mature enough to POTENTIALLY ACHIEVE completely PAPERLESS PROCESSING for many COMPENSATION CLAIMS on the COST-AND-TIME-INTENSIVE FRONT END.
This can be done by PUTTING THE claims processor (VSR) and THE VETERAN claimant TOGETHER by phone, Internet, or face-to-face from the very beginning of the claim process, creating a REAL-TIME, TRANSPARENT COLLABORATION with TRUE TIMELY OUTCOMES..... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and... more »

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Social Security Administration

STOP Paper Disability Applications/Appeals From Authorized Reps!

Every Authorized Representative has Internet Access.

Submitting paper Disability applications/appeals take longer to process and are more difficult to control vs. filing those online. Authorized Reps are paid, they are not unpaid. Many authorized reps file by paper because they are operating on pure volume vs. quality. While SSA is focusing on more quality (read tranparent) they are causing us to waste time, resources,... more »

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Social Security Administration

Combine Internet Disability Application with Disability Report!

When Someone currently fills out the Disability Application online or the Disability Report, rarely do they file and submit the same day. If the website did not give them the option to do one or the other but made it into one application this would reduce phone calls, letters, along with wasted time and resources. Not only that many attorneys will only submit the Application and will mail or fax the Adult disabilty report... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Savings on unclassified cell phone/laptop/desktop expenses

I propose that the Gov't either gets completely out of the unclas cell phone/laptop/desktop business; or they get completely into the business.

This may sound contradictory, but please read on.

Conservatively, 95% of government employees have a personal cell phone and a personal laptop and/or desktop computer. Similarly, this same population has a monthly bill for cell phone and internet service.

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Social Security Administration

Revamp the iClaim program

Social Security is pushing the employees to advocate the use of iClaims. This service can be very effective if some changes are made. Currently, a claimant can submit a disability iClaim without any of the supporting forms (3368 - Disability Report), and the claims representative still has to either send out the long disability report through the mail, which we are paying to print as well as mail, and oftentimes we... more »

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Social Security Administration

Reduce Overpayments from SGA

SSA deals with many overpayments due to beneficiaries not reporting when they work over SGA. Often these beneficiaries claim that they did not know it was his or her responsibility to report their earnings. They assume that SSA automatically knew about their work or that it was the employer’s job to report.
Technology can help avoid these overpayments. Most states now have laws that require the use of the E-verify program.... 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 Labor

INTERNET/SERVER ACESS SPEED

If we had much faster internet and server access, we would be able to get more work done in the same amount of time. Our level of productivity heavily depends on how fast we can access data, but our download speed is only around 20 kilobytes per second, which is like 30 to 50 times slower than an average cable internet access speed. We waste so much time waiting for documents and other data to load. I would rather... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Let Internet Usage Pay for Itself

My idea is for government departments and agencies to promote the use of GoodSearch.com in lieu of Google or Bing as their default internet search engine. For example, if there are 50,000 employees at an Air Force Base, this would generate an estimated $365,000 per year (assuming a minimum of 3 web searches per day.) Additionally, whatever purchases a government agency needs to make (i.e. specialized software, books,... more »

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Department of Defense

Express Acquisitions Reform

1. Eliminate superfluous manpower.
A. Review internet history of all employees. Those with more than one-hour of personal website use per day are expendable and should be reviewed for dismissal. Military should be reassigned to an operational unit.
B. Review frequent traveler miles/points accrued during business travel. Those with trends on a specific airline or hotel chain (particularly luxury chains)... more »

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