Showing 17 ideas for tag "use of information technology"

Department of Defense

Real-time complete financial status of projects

Idea submited at #3 in 2010

http://saveaward2010.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Have-the-ability-to-see-in-real-time-complete-financial-status-of-projects/55357-9432

 

This system reduced budget over-run from $1.2million down to just $74thousand in one year. If applied to the entire Federal Government we stand to say approximately $145billion annually with this system.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Information Management Portal - CLS

Within HHS-ACF, we have been able to reduce the amount of time we have spent with admin duties regarding the on/off boarding of employees, manage user accounts & contact information and reduce the amount of paperwork we deal with by 100% with the use of the ACF Contact List System (CLS). Not only have we been able to reduce the time spent on administrative functions & paperwork but we have been able to control costs by... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Expand USCIS Use of INSITE Management Tool

DHS/USCIS uses an on-line tool Internal Self-Inspection, Tracking and Evaluation (INSITE) to strengthen controls, identify deficiencies & write corrective plans. INSITE’s focus is compliance (laws, regulations, policies and procedures). INSITE is for accountability to all agency levels and fosters integrity. INSITE administration is done by USCIS Management Directorate, Security & Integrity (OSI) Internal Review Division... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPDATE FEMA'S NEMIS

If FEMA can't get rid of NEMIS for a better system, then let's make the system work better for processing disaster claims and producing reports. The system was set up back in the 70's and times and processes have changed and the system is not working for us! When a sequence of events happen, NEMIS should be able to send out automatic notifications, complete processes, etc. NEMIS should be able to do more work for us.... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate duplicate reporting. Save $10 Million dollars a year.

Our organization has been directed by higher authority to report on each contract action that contain "information technology" (IT) at a level that is not required by higher authority. The process is driven by an instruction which is built on previous government-wide guidance, definitions, and reference models, the process is outdated and invalid (as noted for many agencies in the Enterprise Architecture Segment Report... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal Data Clearinghouse

Have one source of data that Fed employees can use to find out information about anyone. This could be available from our computer desktop. This source, could have various levels of security clearance, and have a system like "Clear" or "Lexis Nexis" where various information would be provided depending on the needs of the agency. This would save the agency a great deal of time, energy, efforts for verication and working... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Efficient usage of existing technology

The purchase of certain technology (Remedy)requires uniformed implementation & operational procedures in order for any ROI to be realized. In order for Remedy to be an affective tool for FEMA, memebers of IT must have smartphones that can be used to receive and to update tickets from the very start of the mission. A single point of entry should be established at the start of the mission to coordinate ticket entry and... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Citizenship Paper Certificates w/Plastic Card

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services currently issues very expensive Certificates of Citizenship and Certificates of United States Naturalization. They are printed by the Treasury Department's Engraving & Printing and then issued after vetting and a fee of approx. $600 dollars plus is paid to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Converting these certificates into plastic card identifiers would cost... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

administative paperless work enviroment

We are faced daily with the objective of managing paperwork and projects, tracking documents and projects as they move through staff elements for work, review and signature. A developing program known as the Office Workload Manager or (OWL) solves this problem. The OWL provides reports, is a central repository for all documents, and a resource that can be used to support personnel evaluations. Listed are proposed and... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate pagers and work phones

The pager system especially for physciains is an outdated system that no longer serves a purpose especially when almost all of us have cellular phones or smartphones. Eliminate the pager system and work phones and allow employees to use their own mobile phones.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Back to Technology Basics

All documentation within our systems should be electronic, as it allows us to better manage, organize, store, transport and replicate information. We will save a lot, by implementing this initiative completely. With the production of large amounts of documentation there is a lot of overhead. Agencies must supply not only the printers but all the parts to maintain them – along with service contracts and of course, paper.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate GovTrip!!!

Terminate the contract with GovTrip. It is an impossible website to navigate and probably costs millions of dollars in frustrated staff time. Switch to a simple, easy-to-use system.

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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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