I suggest you enforce telecommuting at least one day per week for all Federal Military and Civilian employees. This will save on commuting costs, time effectiveness… It will help the environment by taking thousands of cars off the roads, and it will increase morale for people not having to waste three to four hours per day commuting.
Telecommunications Development Fund
Phone number for life. Like our Army Knowledge Online email addresses, this phone number can be pointed to wherever the employee works throughout his or her carreer. Like the SSN, it can be used to uniquely identify the individual as well as ensuring the person can be reached by phone. Savings include costs associated with identity theft of Social Security Numbers (used for identification in the world of finance), ...more »
When I took my kids to the Open House at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where I work, we spent most of the day standing in line. I was not alone. The average American spends 2 years of her life waiting in line, according to a paper by MIT Prof. Richard Larson. That’s 55 billion hours per year in the US alone, 9% of the average work-life expectancy, $1.2 trillion of the GDP lost yearly. This could be solved by letting ...more »
I suggest you have a IT Person on site in every building depending on the building size. This will allow everyone to become my efficient without having to wait on hold for an IT person on the telephone.
Do not have a power outage planned unless you have the correct people to deal with 300 computers breaking down needing new harddrives. It took almost a week to have my computer fixed because the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing. Very poor performance and one where the PTO will have lost lots of money, as examiners could not do their job, while the technical support people were huffing offended as ...more »
I suggest that future Agency IT contracts incorporate a language to the effect "Software technologies that are approved for use by this or any other Agency, and have gone through testing by this or another Agency shall be deemed to meet standards as set forth in ...(fill in the appropriate OMB / FISMA) OMB/FISMA (or whatever organization) shall be responsible for a database of approved softwares and their level of approval. ...more »
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 »
Following the logic of a government administration, the telecommunication asset is managed by different parties: phone sets is a property item, contracts is a procurement task, bills is financial issue. The general trend worldwide is to centralize the information in one point that has a technical background and analytical behavior to implement “Telecom expense management” solutions. If such function is created in each ...more »
AT THE EMBASSY IN BOGOTA-COLOMBIA WE SAVED MORE THAN 1 MILLION OF U$D PER YEAR IN INTERNATIONAL , NATIONAL AND CELLULAR CALLS BY IMPLEMENTING VONAGE LINES , CELLULAR TRUNKS AND NEGOTIATING WITH THE TELLEPHONE COMPANY GOOD PRICES FOR DHOUSANDS OF LOCAL CALLS.
This idea will save on cell phone costs, plan costs, and administrative costs. Instead of regulating federally assigned cell phones that employees carry, give the employees a stipend and allow them the freedom to choose a plan that fits the needs of the government and the employee. The employee will be responsible for the phone and plan payments.
Online Faxing should be made possible for every one. This will cut down the paper usage to 50%.
Ask Me How With all the discussion around being able to communicate better, effectively, and more efficiently with regards to cost. I would propose that government revolutionize its entire communication media (i.e. polycom, conventional digital voice system to commercial videophone technology with conference capability at each office with savings up to 40%. Check out this videoclip:Click the http://mkahalehoe.acnrep.com/v.asp?I=1517456C5F0D& ...more »
The vast majority of complaints about the federal government that I hear (at work and outside of work) fall under one of two categories - "out-dated computer systems that are inefficient" and "the work is contracted out so we have no control over it." Being a new federal employee I was very surprised by the amount of time it takes to complete a task because the information management system is very ineffient, out-dated, ...more »
I suggest you plan farther award to award contacts to contracting organizations. By giving them more lead-time, they will have more advance notice and be able to charge less.
Stop having companies create surveys and other internet related items. We have plenty of government employees that can do the same thing and save money at the same time since we are not paying a ridiculous amount of money to have someone else to do it for us.