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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Federal Spectrum Leases versus sale

The President has proposed to make 500MHz of Federal spectrum available for wireless carriers to expand broadband internet and wireless available to more of the country. Instead of a "sale", the government should lease the spectrum to wireless carriers for 15-20 years with additional options to extend the lease at the government's discretion. This concept would provide the government almost the same revenue as the auction... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate free parking for all government employees who are in l

All employees should pay for their own parking fees, especially those in government-leased space. Many lease agreement have "free spaces" built into the lease. It is free to the employee but not the government and usually the highest graded employee is the one getting the free space.

If the government has to pay for space, the only time the space should be given to an employee for free, is to give the space to employees... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Use of Unconventional Space For Storage

Each square foot of support, administrative and operational space at airports nationwide has to be "leased" by the government. Because of limited funds and space, there never seems to be enough offices, cubicles, and storage spaces for our needs.
At Nashville INTL Airport (BNA), I began a pilot program which initially identified unconventional available space, already leased, that was not being utilized. One result... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Reduce rent / lease fees by combining Federal facilities

Here in my community, we have Federal offices in several different areas of town - some downtown/midtown/north/south of town. The majority of these offices are rented/leased space. I would like to recommend that Federal services are consolidated into one federally owned facility. Currently there is one available with several offices open and sitting empty. Because 80% of the building is in use, these offices already... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce Off Post/Camp/Station Office Space

Nearly every town located near any post/camp/station/base has a large number of DoD offices located in civilian/GSA office space.

Rather than paying rents for these properties, all DoD agency offices located within 30 miles of a post/camp/station/base should be required to re-locate to those locations.

Not only would this reduce overhead costs for such off-post facilities, but the security posture of these organizations... more »

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Department of Defense

Cell Phone Carrier Service- Free

Some installations (and also public lands) have cell phone carriers who lease out land to have cell phone towers on them. Require that a provision of the lease be to allow the government cell phones and blackberries at that particular area to have free coverage on that providers network.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Give the Government a smaller more economical footprint

Why do so many agencies have to be on top of one another in DC, leasing large buildings at high fees? When leases come due, or possible early terminiation of leases, agencies should use desk sharing and telework and efficient space planning to take up less physical space. Why do all agency staff have to work in DC? Does every employee go to the Hill daily? I doubt it. Move agencies out from DC, decentralize - move... more »

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Department of Defense

GSA Vehicle Service Agreement

As the number of GSA vehicles in our fleet grows, more and more time and fuel is spent shuttling these vehicles in town to an authorized service center for the most basic of needs.

We are not according to contract authorized to use shop supplies, equipment, of facilities to do the simplest items of maintenance and upkeep.

It seems counter productive when a vehicle needs a headlamp, windshield wiper blade, oil change,... more »

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Department of the Interior

Put a Use clause in land and mineral leases

Right now there is plenty of leased land to exploration and developement. The problem happens when companies sit on leases without developement. No jobs are created. No resources are made available. If we can put a limit on how long a lease can be idle, we can spur some developement or lease the land to someone interested on delevopement.

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Department of Homeland Security

STOP LEASING PROPERTY AND FACILITIES.

Why do we continue to pay for things that are not ours.

My port is the largest commercial Seaport in the U.S., 50% of the U.S. commercial cargo arrives through LA/LB, yet we lease office space in a building that isn't ours, and we share it with private sector industries where the general population can just come into the building and use the elevators, and walk the halls.

Why isn't it that we don't have our own facility?... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal bidding for office space

Currently when a division or office needs to obtain office space they will submit a bid to lease that space. Often other agencies, divisions or offices will also submit bids driving up the cost. When the Federal Government is involved in a bidding war this will drive up the cost of the ultimate "winner" costing much more tax payer dollars than is necessary.
Instead of this inefficient use of resources, a third party... more »

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Department of the Interior

Stop Leasing and Construct and/or purchase New Facilities

Leasing office space every year costs millions of dollars. Some properties could be purchased or constructed for close to the same amount of money spent on leases each year. If the government owned the buildings, the savings each year would be in the millions. Sure you would have cost associated with building maintenance but that would be a drop in the bucket compared to leasing space year after year.

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Department of Defense

Put Solar on All Government Roofs when built or repaired

Roofing Projects for new government buildings and for Repairing existing government buildings is expensive, but it would Save a lot of money over time if we added Solar Panels at the same time as roof work is being contracted. The installation costs would be reduced greatly and the electrical savings would more than make up for the smaller construction cost over time and would lower our dependence on energy. It would... more »

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