One standardized clearance process for all Federal Agencies. Perhaps creating a Clearance Agency to get the job done efficiently and without agency bias for all Federal Clearance holders, in and outside of government.
Other Defense Civil Programs
Do away with "printed" internal newsletters in the federal government and consolidate web-based newsletters to reduce repetition, saving millions of print dollars and thousands of manhours.
An overall study of newsletters is overdue.
The EPA presently does not use value methodology unless a project is over $25 million. Typical Value Engineering practices can save 10%-20% of total project cost if applied. The threshold VM/E limit should be lowered to $2 million to capture additional savings of tax payers funding. The present VE screen processes are not of true value as believed. In other words if the VE/M process is truly followed a minim of 10% savings ...more »
Make computer training a requirement, such as keyboarding classes, microsoft office training, and windows training all should be a required training. People should not be given access to a computer without certificates showing they have completed these areas of training. Why these three areas? Well the keyboarding is for speed and accuracy, if you have employees typing at 50 WPM(Words per Minute) after taking the training ...more »
Do not allow an age limit on re-enlisting in the military reserves. Our country was built because we had men (and women) who were ready at a moments notice. We would be better prepared for disasters (natural or man made) if we had a stronger (Army, Navy, Airfoce, Marine, Coast Guard) reserve unit. I am in my early 50's and am in the best shape of my life. Yet, I am being discriminated upon when it comes to serving my ...more »
The Federal government should talk to the companies who install security cameras in casinos. Casino cameras are well know for accuracy and precision, which would help at sensitive government checkpoints, etc.
Installing good, sound equipment always saves the taxpayers money.
There's a difference between OJT and a sink-or-swim approach. In agencies where the turnover is low, those in-house may not think it's worthwhile to have anything in place for newbies. However I've seen it in the military as well, where troops come and go every couple of years. The time it takes to put the essentials and basics on paper and maintain it would be far shorter than the time it takes to spin up every new person ...more »
Discontinue security programs which provide no actual security, such as LincPass. Within the USDA alone, this multi-million dollar project consumes large amounts of funds, yet has never been made use of. Additionally, the TSA reports that DHS has stated it is no longer considered proof of identity. Why waste money on the required background checks security clearance reviews, and electronic finger printing if it is considered ...more »
I believe inmates of non violent crimes serving a 3-5 years or more should be given an option to join the military under a special force that service veterans that are disable in other countries or as reserved war trainee for the USA. Training must be conducted in another country. No Runaways. This will help to reform a lot of the youth that are habitual drug dealers, thieves...etc. They will be retrained and taught how ...more »
Start moving non-classified government groups into cloud computing on NASA's Nebula cloud platform. It's scalability allows for real-time performance adjustments based on needed resources and makes it much easier to budget usage.
Re-Evaluate NASA and other Federal Agencies' Configuration Management. Current CM Model at NASA leads to excessive paperwork and associated cost. Follow the model followed by the Russian Space Agency / Energia.
If Selective Service registration is to be required for those to obtain Federal benefits, including eligibility for Federal Employment, then can we simplify the process for those that must register or receive a waiver to get such benefits? Currently, you have to know that you must register between the ages of 18 and 26, but there are a variety of exceptions to this rule. If you did not register (unknowingly or unwillingly) ...more »
On the memo to file for CCR, Cage code, Excluded parties list and non conformance and Certifications and Representations, modify the internal agency form to include the websites, would save buyers time searching for a link not always required such as Certifications and Representations and would help new buyers have the information at their fingertips!
Put the FSA Health Care FSA back to $5000, so that the people that need it most can benefit from it.
Current funding for LOGCAP contracts requires the use of Leases for MHE and NTVs as they can not be purchased using O&M funds. Currently the government is spending millions on leases when they should be purchases. The amount of a lease is typically the cost for a vehicle based on a years lease. $3000 a month for a 3 year old Toyota Pick up as an example. We do not have OPA funds to purchase and it takes entirely too long ...more »