Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Stop Private Military

Stop paying private contractors such as MPRI and Black Water for doing the job the Military is supposed to be doing that would save $Billions$

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Jobs for Wounded Warriors - DoD Priority Placement Program

Provide Authority (through law, executive order or DoD policy), to place Wounded, Ill and Injured service members that are being medically separated into the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) to ensure they get a job if they need/want and qualify for one with DoD. Between 2001 and 2010 more than 189,000 military members were medically separated from service. The vast majority were not planning to leave when they ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Work Camps

Unemployment in this country is at emergency levels. Welfare recipients need not just be given food, clothing and housing, but they need to learn some valuable life skills. Since this is an emergency, I suggest that FEMA set up camps (similar to those set up for hurricanes and natural disasters) that are designed to put the welfare recipients to work. Anyone who wants to receive free government benefits is welcome ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

High School students to serve their country after graduation

What: After high school, graduates should serve their country for two years (AmeriCorps Vista, Army, Navy, etc…) Families will be able to choose the agency). After completion, they would either enter into a higher education institution, go into the workforce, or remain in the program. Majority of teens who enter into higher education after high school are not ready, disciplined and/or focus. The nation is spending billions ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Single Utility Uniform for All Military Branches

Designate a single color and type of duty uniform for all the military. Example, in the past, the BDU style was worn by most. If someone doesn't think the color scheme is good enough, fine, fix it once, then issue it. Treat it with infra-red reduction, and drive on. Simplify clothing requirements to a velcro patch on the chest that lists the name, rank, service, etc. of the member like Aviators do. This will save ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

The New PKI ID Card uses and functions

Using the new PKI issued ID Cards to login to computers will allow us to sign documents electronically and send them over a secure net. This will save time and money as documents will no longer need to be printed for signature. Any changes to the original document after it has been signed, will erase the signature, showing the document has been changed or tampered with. The PKI ID Card can also be used for users to login ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

How to Better Spend Military Recruiting Dollars

Dollars spent for military recruiting are especially high and the highest category is traditional advertising i.e. tv commericals. The 17-24 demographic doesn't respond to television advertisements in the same way previous generations did. To eliminate wasteful spending on over the top capaigns, better results can be obtained through more targed campaigns that hit the passion points of the dempographic but at a lesser ...more »

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

Teleworking/Carpooling required once a week.

Require all employees of the federal government (e.g., Military, Civil Service, etc.) to telework or carpool once a week. From the 2009 report to congress, telework.gov, "In terms of major barriers to telework, office coverage was highest (48 agencies), followed by management resistance (38), organizational culture (36), and IT security and IT funding (both at 25) (note: agencies could select all that apply)." The President ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Military Blister Prevention: Simple & Enormous Cost Savings Realized

Prevent blisters in our military members by implementing existing foot scanners/boot sizing technology at Military Clothing and Sales stores and issuing (existing) synthetic socks with advanced wicking technology. Blister treatment for military recruits exceeds $690,000 annually. This idea is simple and would save our government hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

Stop war or make Military Service Mandatory

To reduce spending we should get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. If withdrawing our presence in those countries is not feasible, the alternative solution is to implement a mandatory military service for both men and women to gradually get rid of contractors. I am an Army veteran but I am neither for nor against war. I only believe that our current spending is unsustainable. If we really want wars but cannot fund them; then ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Changing the culture surrounding budgeting

I suggest the government change the way the budget is managed for the military. The way the process is set up now, as the fiscal year comes to a close, the military tries to spend all of their money to ensure that they receive close to the same amount every year. This promotes a culture of wasteful spending, instead of promoting a saving environment. Instead of giving them the same amount of money each year (minus budget ...more »

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