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Authenticate Social Security number database for legitimate activity

Cross check all Social Security numbers for IRS contribution activity against those in deceased or incarcerated database. This will show discrepancies in activity for numbers that should be idle. These could be blacklisted and researched for fraud, as the vast majority are sold via black markets targeted at illegal immigrants. A SS verification period along with I-9 verification before hiring associated with stiff penalties... more »

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Prisoners Responsibilities and Rights

Require all prison inmates to work and produce for the cost of their incarceration. It is very simple, if they work, they are fed, if they don't, they do not eat. Establish a cost for their incarceration and assure they are also able to make a wage that will allow them to bankroll their release so they do not have a reason to return to crime after prison. Also make it mandatory for all prisoners that will be released... more »

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Share Competencies to Reduce re-invention of the wheel

I suggest you have all agencies exchange proficiencies through the TDY exchange of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to reduce cost overruns and project failures. For example, in no universe other than the Federal government does it take an agency more than a decade to roll out a competent general ledger. Why is it taking so long? Because the competency is in law enforcement, not financial management. Meanwhile the FDIC... more »

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American tradition of competition will reduce spending

Ever try getting something accomplished using GSA?? Talk about a waste of taxpayer's money. If I was building a home, it would cost me twice as much in time and materials. I suggest Government agencies be allowed to find the best prices on supplies and labor and use them without all the red tape that currently exists. There might have been a time when GSA saved the government money, but that day has passed. Not only... more »

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Inmate Work Requirements

Prisoners should have to work off their incarceration expenses: room and board, meals, clothing/laundry, electricity, heating/cooling, water for showers, waste disposal costs, health care, etc. No more free rides for having broken the law. In addition, hourly work load is based on a system that considers several factors: criminal record (each subsequent incarceration results in more work hours,) degree of crime committed... more »

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Replace all print legal references (statutes, regs, rules, etc.) with tablet computers

Attorneys throughout the government constantly rely on large legal reference books. As a USTP trial attorney, my office alone has the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Local Rules of our courts, a Bankruptcy Evidence manual, and other similar texts. Many of these books are purchased by subscriptions which cost hundreds of dollars per attorney, per year. This cost undoubtedly... more »

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Trash Compactor

Manual Trash compactors. Install manual trash compactors (non-electric, lever action) throughout federal agencies, small ones for the office area, medium for common areas and large for custodial personnel to compress the trash thereby saving on trashbags, space, trash pickup, fuel, electricity, etc..

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Billions could be saved from the Federal Budget

The contracting out and procurement process for obtaining contractors really needs to be changed. At this time contractors’ are writing contracts for contractors (doing government employee duties), Writing statements of work, writing their own work tickets, and overseeing other contractors’ duties without much government oversight. There really should be a review of all Federal Government Contracts for duplication of... more »

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Post All FOIA Responses Online

Executive agencies should be required to post their responses to all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests (excepting privacy-protected information) online in a searchable database. This would eliminate duplicate processing for frequently requested documents and be in line with open government principles.

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Save the Goverment money by reducing the recidivism rate.

I suggest we reduce the rate of recidivism in our prisons by reguiring all able- bodied inmates to become certified in some type of vocation/education program. Encumber a percentage of monthly income/pay for books/materials, while giving incentives for their accomplishments. This would teach them to be responsable and take ownership of their furture. This not only would save the Goverment millions of dollars it would... more »

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Unused items

I suggest, We should have a system set up that if one agency has a need for items such as computers, printers, phones, calculators, etc. A system should be set in place that one agency can shear the items with another agency without so much red tape. A quick email and transfer of items should be sufficient. As long as the inventory is correct and the items stay within the DOJ family this should be simple to coordinate.... more »

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