The government should setup a standard way of purchasing computers and electronic data systems. The amount of money wasted by not establishing site licenses for common software, or not purchasing off an agency specific contract is tremendous. Every agency sub-component seems to operate a different way and there is no common theme to the IT equipment used within government. This is also true of warranties. There is no standard and one should be established to govern the purchase of all IT equipment government wide (cell phones, PDA's, servers, desktops, laptops, software, etc).
Idea No. 16660