NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the government's primary method of broadcasting pubilc watches and warnings for dangerous weather conditions, potential disasters, etc. NWR is based on an aging and expensive network of transmitters across the U.S, yet only reaches 3-5% of U.S. population due to need for the public to buy specially-built receivers. Replace the aging NWR network with a modernized online version, which can... more »
I woke up today to hear the news report 103 degree temps in the DC area. Dangerous weather conditions for all (not some but all). If this were the winter months and the DC area was expecting 4 inches of snow or better, every school an organization and some jobs in the DC area would close. The federal government would even allow a delay in arrival or shut down depending on the severity of the weather expected. So what's... more »
Often agencies spend money at the end of the FY so their budget won't be cut by the amount they save. Instead, as a method to cut spending, allow the agency's budget to remain at the same burn rate as previous months, but allow them to not spend as much during the last month of the fiscal year. This will, in particular, save millions in wasted flying time hours when units fly unnecessarily in order to use all their... more »
Telework should be required for those who have signed telework contracts in the event the Government office needs to shutdown due to weather related issues or other issues which would prevent the employee from traveling to the office.
The 16th Weather Squadron was reactivated in 2009 under the 2nd Weather Group, Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA). It is currently performing duplicate duties and tasks which is wasting goverment funds and personnel. This squadron is replicating work that is already under contract, paid for, and out in the field and under continuous development. Not only are they replicating existing paid for functionality, they have... more »
Why are federal employees expected to wear suits and ties during summer? The summer dress code for all federal workers should be changed to business casual [including golf shirts] and the ambient indoor temperature of federal office buildings should be increased 5 degrees. Employees will be more comfortable at work and commuting on mass transit, no more complaints about overly air conditioned offices, and the government... more »