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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

FDCC/USGCB/CIS-configured operating systems from factory

Per the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), federal information systems must be hardened according to security configuration standards such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC), the U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks.

Government (and contractor) IT shops spend countless hours configuring new and existing systems to ensure... more »

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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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Department of Veterans Affairs

Purchasing and Agency Surplus

Maintain an agency surplus for office supplies and equipment that offices can use to meet their needs. Likewise, offices can add to that surplus every 6 months, by combing through their own supplies and equipment which is not used.

I'm the purchasing agent and equipment inventory coordinator for my office. We have less than 150 employees who make little effort to request items which would save any money to the Government.... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Single Governmentwide Computer Security Training

So many agencies and Departments develop their own IT security training that all employees have to take annually. How much do all these programs, which are new each year, cost? Why not just have one government-wide computer security training program? We would save millions in duplicated effort and increase uniformity of security standards.

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Department of Transportation

Cross-Validate Telework and IT Policies

In my agency, and I presume others, the telework policy and the IT security policy directly contradict each other. DOT and other organizations need to support telework and IT security uniformly by validating all relevant policies against each other to make sure that the necessary and relevant guidance is uniform. This will reduce confusion during planning and implementation allowing for maximum participation in telework,... more »

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Legislative Branch

disband cio offices in agencies and departments

CIO staff should be linked in looser affiliations throughout their agencies/departments. A few central positions could be maintained for basic network services, but the rest of the staff should sit and work within lower level groups in the organization. The non-IT staff need closer links to those that know what is technologically available, and how to organize information in an efficient way.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Reduce software expenses with open source software and standards

Currently, the U.S. government spends in excess of $1 billion annually to license software -- software that produces documents that are difficult to access after a few years because the new version of the software often doesn't work with the older documents. Since the document formats are proprietary, we have no way to access these documents other than by maintaining the unsupported older software. This has made transparency... more »

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