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Make time recording electronic

Make time recording at FCC electronic. Right now I fill in a fairly sophisticated Excel form on my computer, print that and give it to an employee who circulates it & has it signed, and then re-inputs the data. All this could happen online.

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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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Joint Communications Infrastructure Investment

U.S. Government agencies and private industry are both trying to expand their infrastructure to bring newer, better technology to the country. Millions and millions of dollars are spent on both sides to create a network infrastructure of communications towers to support ever-growing Cellular networks, expanded government monitoring capabilities (eg. The Coast Guard's Rescue 21 system and a wide variety of other sensor/communication-based ...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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Modify Annual Financial Statement Audit Requirement

I suggest you modify the Annual Financial Statement requirement as described below. "Annual Financial Statement" means the financial statement of a reporting entity as described in Section 3515 of Title 31 of the United States Code and OMB Bulletin 97-01, "Form and Content of Agency Financial Statements" and subsequent issuances (OMB's Form and Content Bulletin), and, shall be comprised of: (1) Overview of the Reporting ...more »

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Limit detailees to the Hill/other agencies

End long-term details to legislative branch or other agencies. Right now, I know of at least two people detailed away from our office -- for YEARS. This is not a temporary or short-term position; these people have effectively left the Commission for other jobs but are still being paid by the Commission, usually at higher salaries than they would earn at their new jobs.

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Match training to job needs

Match training with those who really need it. Right now, training is offered first-come, first-served, without regard to the training's connection to the person's job. As a result, sometimes people who need the training to do their jobs cannot get it because the class fills up very quickly.

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More telecommuting

Allow more telecommuting! Would save eletricity, paper and water, not to mention the environmental savings that would occur. Every attorney in my agency could telecommute at least two days a week, given the work we do, but people are either not allowed to or barriers make it more difficult.

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Need broadband VPN

Allow employees who telecommute to access the agency's network using a broadband connection. Currently, if you want to connect to the network from home, you have to use a dial-up connection. It is very inefficient for telecommuters. The Commission has the technical ability to do this so it should just be implemented.

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Reduce contractor benefits

I suggest that the FCC's non-profit subcontractor, USAC, be limited in the amount of salaries and benefits it can provide. Its employees are paid more than government employees, receive 10% 401(k) contribution without any match requirement and do not pay for health benefits. They are essentially doing government functions using federal funds; they should not receive significantly better pay packages than government ...more »

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