Campaign: Federal Communications Commission

Stop printing CFRs, e-version is better

Save money? simple, stop printing hard copies of the Code of Federal Regulation. At least here at the FCC, we don't use those books, we use the e-version instead, yet each employee gets full hard copies of Title 47 CFR. This is my third year with the FCC and I have 15 thick books that I don't use because they are all available on the web. In fact, everyone is encouraged to use the electronic version of the code of federal ...more »

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Let's get rid of land phone lines - Internet is the future

The US government, my government, should look into the future, and the future is in IP connectivity. President Obama, Why don't we really take the lead and start looking into IP connectivity as the new means of communication (yes, including voice, video and data) for all goverment agencies. I wonder how much money can be saved if we get rid of the old fashioned telephone switched network or ISDN network (land lines) and ...more »

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Reduce reliance on contractors.

Stop spending money on contractors instead of hiring qualified people. My agency is about to spend almost $800,000 to have a contractor do some computer work that could be done in-house, if only I could hire a qualified IT specialist and purchase some software. The savings would be about $650,000, and I would have an employee that could do further development, rather than having to hire the same contractor again next ...more »

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The Government should rely on e-readers instead of printed volumes of documents.

Lawyers and policy makers need to consult federal regulations in order to craft new policies and enforce existing rules and laws. The bound editions of these documents (the Code of Federal Regulations, for example) are costly to produce and not environmentally friendly. These documents are frequently amended and updated and the updates cost even more to print and distribute. The Government should leverage online and ...more »

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Energy saver

I suggest...all agencies have motion sensors installed on office light switches. The timers could be set for 30 minutes before automatically switching to the off mode. When re-entering the office, the lights automatically return to the on mode.

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Remove incentives to promote unqualified people

Stop retaining unqualified people. When a person does not meet his/her job requirements, the documentation needed to demote/fire that person is so onorous that the person is simply passed-on or promoted. There needs to be a periodic demonstration of minimal ability to do the job that does not require huge amounts of documentation. Professionals are often subject to demonstrating and maintaining competence. This practice ...more »

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Build Better Online Storage

It baffles me that my Gmail account has 15gigs available for free but my government email is limted to 60megs. Build a better server system for all government workers to use. It should be capable of remote access and be available for all government employees through a secure server. This would elimnate the need for media. No more CD's, No Dvd's, no flash drives. If your computer crashes, no big, log in at another one ...more »

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Digital TV Pay By Channel Option

I suggest that the FCC require that all digitial TV providers offer a pay by channel option. This option could free up spectrum, reduce cost to the consumer and provide for more parental control.

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Lower travel expenses by changing policy

Change Government travel policy. Currently the Government pays premium prices for tickets on the off chance that the Government employee who is travelling may need to make last minute changes to travel plans. The justification seems to be that if travel arrangements need to be changed it would cost the Government more to make those changes. Not so! Frequently the price paid by the Government for a ticket still exceeds ...more »

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Eliminating Paper and Saving on Postage

I suggest eliminating the leave and earning statements that are mailed out each pay period. It would save on postage and paper. Our leave and earning statements are availabe to us on line.

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Use Skype for International Outreach

In order to save time and travel expenses, use Skype to do international outreach to regulatory colleagues worldwide. This can be used to share information and exchange ideas, keep current on regulatory issues and retain important contacts. It will saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in government travel and time travelling to different parts of the globe.

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Rural Communication

The Southwest border lacks reliable communications for the U.S. citizens living in the vast desert areas near the Mexico border in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Cellular Communications companies are reluctant to build the towers and wireless infrastructure due to the lack of population and high cost factors involved (estimated cost is in the billions $$$), there is no good business case to do so without ...more »

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