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Environmental Protection Agency

No more "upgrades" to less-than-current software

Recently, EPA upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007 from Office 2003. While I'm glad we're no longer using Office 2003, we should have upgraded to the most recent version of Office available at the time of the upgrade, which was Office 2010.

"Upgrading" to an already outdated software product will only cause EPA to have to upgrade Office again much sooner than we would have had we upgraded to the most recent version available.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Computer Platform and Software Standardization

In my organization, we use three different versions of Microsoft Office, Office 97, 2003, and 2007; and two different OS. We are in the process of deploying Office 2010/Win7, but only on select platforms because the other computers are too old to update. I spend countless-hours building spreadsheets, or editing documents that used on each system due to coding differences and capabilities. Then, when that system finally... more »

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Department of State

DOS Enterprise Systems Integration

The department of state made of various functional areas & each of these areas has specific tasks they carry out, however they do not work in isolation. The different functional areas collaborate with each other from time to time thus the systems that support their activities also need to be able to collaborate & share information. Various systems that are used in the DoS do not collaborate or integrate well with other... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate licensing costs for online training and share con

Almost every Agency, Bureau and Office is paying for one--if not several--technology platforms to deliver online learning courses. The costs are in the millions of dollars and the satisfaction level is generally pretty low. What's more, each agency is paying to develop similar mandatory training modules (such as Ethics, No Fear Act, Sexual Harassment, Cyber Security).
A conservative estimate shows that moving to an open... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce software csosts and re-use Customization of Software

In our Agency, we have purchased Jive Software and use contractors to customize the application. There are several other agencies, groups who have purchased and customized the Jive software. I'm sure there is some synergy and cost savings that could be gained via the purchasing & customization of the software. There should be purchasing limits on software and justifications and it should be controlled at a higher level... more »

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