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Live where you work; Work where you live

Encourage agencies to hire employees within a certain radius of the physical work location. This could reduce the need for employee transit benefits, allow employees to shorten their overall day (work hours + commute hours), and it would help the traffic congestion, Metro over-crowding, and the environment.

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Merge National Science Foundation into U.S. Dept. of Education

Education has many similar programs to those of NSF, and there is no longer a reason for keeping these agencies separate, with all the redundancies. When Education was created 30 years ago, perhaps NSF's stakeholders were prudent to fight consolidation and take a wait-and-see attitude. Well, three decades have passed, and we are facing large fiscal deficits. Stakeholders no longer can have the luxury of having their ...more »

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Proof of energy efficiency and award

Everybody wants to save energy and be more efficient, but a lot of people just don't know how much money they are actually saving by doing something as simple as turning a light off. With that in mind, it seems like it would be a better idea of making people more aware of how much money they are saving the government by doing these simple tasks. An email could be sent out once a week that shows a graph of how much money/energy ...more »

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Recovering Old Contract Monies

The Federal Government has numerous contracts that when the tasks are completed often have money left over. These dollars are either uncosted or unobligated. This money needs to be sent back to the treasury instead of sitting, sometimes for years, on the ledgers. Recovering this money can add up to tens of millions in one agency alone. If these monies are collected from the entire Executive Branch the return could be ...more »

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Save $ on Computer rentals

NSF spends funds on computer rentals for our panelists. Instead of renting computers, divisions could buy their own set of computers.

Or, many of our panelists will bring (and prefer to use) their own computer. This results in many computers sitting unused, and a waste of money. A simple servery before hand could figure out which panelists plan to bring their own computers.

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small changes make big differences

1. Try to merge same work in one building, it will help government to internal communication and will help to save money. 2. Use low voltage electic bulb (light) the high voltage electric light should be replaced with low voltage bulb. Reduce number of electric light. Redisign the light it will save trillions of money. Redesign the street (road) lights, which help govt to save money. It also reduce to global warming. ...more »

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Conferences

Eliminate all the conference that they sponsor in the us and out of the country

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