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Department of the Interior

Enhancing Security: Protecting Children in Indian Country

The PAC Program is an innovative online approach to physical security that enables DOI’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (OHSES) to effectively pre-assess the security of federal facilities while reducing burden to the government, staff and tribal community.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) oversees 6,953 facilities. Of these, 4,502 serve the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) including 187 schools... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Share Security Check Information

I have worked for, or applied for several agencies in the federal government. It would be a cost saver and a team building experience to have the personnel security divisions to share the security checks and clearances information.

A central area to store the information would make it easier and quicker for personnel to be hired and on the job.

It can take up to a year to get some clearances done, so it would not... more »

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General Services Administration

Basic Security Charges from DHS/FPS

Federal tenants within GSA leased space (approximately 191,400,000 rsf) pay for police and emergency response through taxes as a part of their rent, but also pay a Basic Security Charge of .66 cents prsf to DHS/FPS, amounting to $126,324,000 a year. In such spaces the local police are the primary/first responders and as such the federal government should not be paying double. Eliminate this cost to tenants in leased... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

All Department and Agency Data centers under One Federal Cloud

Move all data centers under Federal clouds (private like clouds for all Federal agencies, managed by one agency – physically spread out through out USA), we can make federal agencies (at least the civilian ones) use it on a pay and use basis. So, I am suggesting eliminating numerous agency specific data centers in the favor of one Federal cloud.

Some of the features will help in reduction cost are:

Eliminating redundancy... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Computer Access Background Check BEFORE first day

Here at HHS in order to gain network access an employee has to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. Instead of doing this before the first day of work, employees do this sometime within the first week of work. This means that employees can do almost no work until this background check is completed, which can sometimes take up to 2 weeks. By conducting this BEFORE an employee's start date the government... more »

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Department of Labor

Reasonable security for employees

All people entering the Postal Square Building must pass through rigorous security that is disproportionate to the activities inside the building. There are five security points with metal detectors ex-ray machines, staffed by two security guards. They inspect employees and visitors of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Postal Museum. Agencies similar to BLS and museums similar to the Postal Museum do not have the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate SF-85 for short term employees

My position has a not to exceed date that was 4 months from my start date and yet I have been forced to complete a SF-85. This form is lengthy and takes away from employee productivity for someone who probably will not be employed with the government when the results of the investigation come back.

Eliminating this form for summer interns and other temporary employees would save a great deal of money and would not sacrifice... more »

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Legislative Branch

Digital signatures save time, money, resources

Digital Signatures, Use by the smaller agencies

Digital signatures will save a lot of printing for both the agencies and their grantees/ contractors. Also documents should be archived AND searchable. This increases transparency of government and financial activities.

Bigger agencies have staff knowledgeable about this issue; please help the legal offices in the smaller agencies resolve this issue.

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Department of State

Reduce the number of expensive armored vehicles at embassies

I think we have way too many armored vehicles in our embassies. Granted some locations require them, but most do not. These heavy armored cars create hazards themselves and are costly to run.

 

If employees are already driving around in unarmored personal vehicles, then the only reason to use an armored vehicle at an embassy is for VIP visits and heads of mission. Any other use could be a waste.

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Department of Homeland Security

Citizenship and Immigration Process / Travel

There are two major issues I believe can save the government not only money, but on the amount of security violations.

1. The current process of processing citizenship applications within United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is archaic. The current process requires hard-copies of applications, personal information and other information to be physically mailed out and stored for applicants. This... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow Employee Clearance Vetting to Transfer Across Components

Within DHS we have multiple offices and components yet if you wish to transfer to a position within DHS you still need to undergo another suitability clearance. The vetting process (background & clearance eligibility review) costs the taxpayers a considerable amount of money – not only for the investigation but also for the possible idle time spent by employees awaiting clearance results. The Office of Personnel Management... more »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Using electronics to save money of paper, storage, communication

Currently the use and storage of paper files creates a tremendous demand for paper and space. If flashdrives were used for each separate master file, there would be very little need for paper or storage space. Thousands of files could be stored in one desk drawer. This would also facilitate sending information and/or files from one office to another since the files could be e-mailed from one location to another. Also,... more »

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