Legislative Branch

180° Leadership Assessment

Allow employees to participate in 180° Leadership Assessments of their managers/executives as well as themselves during their Performance Appraisals. Creating a 2-way street (versus top down) could champion greater reward linkage to performance, collaboration, and communication amongst the whole work force. Utilizing an acceptable/approved universal electronic system across government to collect and share this data... more »

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Legislative Branch

Identity Theft

Enact legislation requiring any business that utilizes photocopy machines to destroy or otherwise completely remove all of the data stored on the harddrives currently installed in virtually every modern-day photocopier prior to selling or disposing of the machines. Although many manufacturers offer software aimed at completely deleting data from the internal storage devices for an additional fee, companies purchasing... more »

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Department of Labor

Shared source code platform across government

Offer a web site with source code control systems that are up and running, and encourage the agency heads to allow the staff at statistical and scientific agencies to use those systems (e.g. subversion and git). Then software developed by government developers which they are WILLING to share, and can get AUTHORIZATION to share, can in fact be shared and hopefully blossom into cross-agency teamwork and huge savings... more »

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Department of Commerce

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies that are duplicating efforts. Reward Collaboration by applying a percentage of the cost savings back to sharing some inter-agency funding and centralizing resources. For example, why does a small agency have to spend as much time, effort & funding on organizing a Safety Program as the larger agencies? All the rules & laws apply to everyone. Why can't there be one... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Revamp the Data Retention Requirements and Methodology

Completely redo the document retention program. It is impossible to maintain/archive data per the current system. NASA is completely noncompliant, therefore the system is a farce anyway and would cost untold amounts of money to bring into compliance. We need to change our methodology to apply the least restrictive category, minimize the categories, and stop making up new categories all the time just because you don't... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Single interface for government computer systems and databases

Create a single interface for all government computer systems. Currently, in my job as an immigration officer, I am required to access as many as twenty different systems, each of them with a unique username and password and wildly different interfaces, from mainframes to web-based php systems. A talented developer could create a single interface for accessing all of these systems and simplify the types of codes and reports... more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Data Centers

Consolidate and eliminate duplicative Government data centers and server infrastructure at the Federal level rather than the Department/Agency level. By more efficiently using excess data center facility and hardware capacity that currently exists within each agency, the Government will save the taxpayer millions in new server hardware investments (to include new equipment and life-cycle refresh of old equipment), annual... more »

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Other Commissions and Boards

Federal Software Development Center proposed

As a senior career software development contractor of over 30 years, I observe monumental wasted effort in reinventing the same or similar applications across different agencies and departments. Significant savings can be realized by synergistic consolidation of knowlege and technology sharing. My idea is to create a Federal entity to provide a software development infrastructure, and thereby ease the financial burden... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Unified System Development

Create a new agency, that will determine what systems all Government agencies will use. This way there will only be one cost associated with developing a certain system, instead of every agency creating their own systems and spending funds to accomplish the same task. If we had an agency that mandated all government must use X for procurement, or Y for accounting, or Z for finance, it would not only lower developmental... more »

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Department of Commerce

Department-wide Cataloging & Price Negotiation for Subscription Services

I suggest a catalog of information and data subscriptions (e.g., newspaper subscriptions, subscription-based research and analysis services, etc.) used by agencies be compiled, to be used to eliminate overlap and to negotiate discounted group pricing for subscription-based assets. Rather than having individual offices negotiate subscriptions to newspapers and data sources, the government could potentially save hundreds... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Building on the Progress of Space Technology

The various projects and programs, such as NASA’s Shuttle and Constellation's Ares I, through their spaceflight developments, generate significant volumes of information and data. However, this information is not effectively available between Shuttle and Constellation, often resulting in a costly, time-consuming repeated effort. In other words, NASA's spaceflight is challenged in its ability to advance upon previous... more »

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Department of Defense

Business Systems Data Deduplication

Data Deduplication would reduce the cost of IT infrastructure by more than half and result in far fewer technical and administrative errors. An example is that two DoD ERP Systems where one system passes 8.2 million transactions to the second system which passes 7.5 million transactions back - each day. This communication adds nothing of value. The result is that the ratio of DoD IT overhead to systems operations... more »

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Legislative Branch

Data collection and analysis: One umbrella ID per Facility

Implement a system whereby each facility that submits data for any program within the federal government be assigned one facility ID. For the purposes of this facility ID system, the federal goivernment should use a consistent definition of facility. Having one umbrella facility ID would make it easier and more efficient for data analysts to use the various data submitted by any given facility and allow easier access,... more »

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Department of Transportation

Use technology to increase efficiency.

I suggest that we utilize technology to assist in daily tasks. Our jobs are becoming more complex every year with added responsibilities and a lack of added resources to match. Technology can make the existing resources more productive and at the same time decrease the environmental impact of each office. We can go to electronic files, e-signatures, tablet computers vs. notepads, etc. Many of the day to day tasks can... more »

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