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Reduction in Telephone Expense

Replace expensive and inefficient landline telephones with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones or with a monthly cell phone plane that would be cheaper then such expensive phones. If that is impractical, then set up "phone banks" where several employees can share lines. Most people use their own cell phones anyway.

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Workstation and Light Powerdown

Power down all non real/time workstations and equipment, if not needed after COB. Same principle applied to lights. No additional funds need to be allocated. If lights are on a circuit, the issue can be worked. If software updates, issue can be worked. This idea is considering nominal ops. But no cost and large savings across all federal agencies.

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Fund Constellation

Keep and fund the Constellation and COTS Programs. Incorporate and fund new technology efforts in the COTS program. This will save the 9 Billion dollars already invested in Constellation. The effort to commercialize manned space flight will only go the way of the effort to commericalize military satellite launches which in the end produced a single entity, The Untied Launch Alliance (ULA), which does a great job but ...more »

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cancel $32B/yr NASA program

NASA should be disbanded. Inherently government programs (test facilities, launch facilities) shall go to the AirForce. The rest of the programs (research facilities and DeepSpaceNetwork) and funding shall go to the universities. The bureaucracy around the NASA empire has shifted to a nationalistic secrecy that mostly supports the military not the original and current charters of improving science and technology education ...more »

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Release the NASA-wide version of Spacebook as Open Source

The NASA-wide version of Spacebook is based on a design for a public-facing version currently referred to as "OpenNASA v.2.0". My idea is to release the new Spacebook (built on Liferay opensource portal s/w) source code as open source so that other Agencies (across all sectors of gov't) can begin developing similar intranets and OpenGov 2.0 (public-facing) portals. This would greatly facilitate social networking between ...more »

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Stop Fund Reductions

Stop reducing funds for an agency if they don’t use all of the allocated funds for the FY. Projects that are not completely necessary have been started just so the organizations fund will not be reduced next FY. If the threat of fund reduction is gone, procurement will no longer have to spend money just for the sake of spending money.

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Move Official NASA Contract Files to an Electronic Format

NASA official contract files and their supplementing documents are currently disbursed among thousands of Contracting Officers. Can we not retain official files and documents in an online database? Result: No more contract files would be misplaced and official documents could be retrieved in an instant. If doctors offices can store records electronically, we should be able to as well.

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Promote Open Source Software

Do more to promote the use of Free and Open Source Software in federal agencies. There are many cases in which open source software performs just as well as its proprietary counterpart but does so without the need to purchase expensive licenses. Ubuntu as a replacement for Microsoft Windows is worth evaluating as is OpenOffice as a replacement for Microsoft Office. It is also often possible to purchase corporate support ...more »

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