Department of Defense

Budget Savings

Frequently an organization’s end of the year leftover funds are spent, many times frivolously, to justify next year’s budget. Instead of penalizing an organization with left over funds, reward and allow them to maintain the same budget.

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Executive Office of the President

Connect the federal dots and cut the fat

The OMB Director directs agencies to “cut 5 percent of their budget by reducing or terminating poor performing or low priority programs…” Haven’t we tried this before? In fact, we make budget cuts in programs within agencies as a regular budget exercise. Above the line, below the line. I did a quick look on USA.gov. There are approx. 450 federal agencies, boards, commissions, committees, and that includes 15 departments, ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Budget Excess Reform

We NEED to change our mentality of how we deal with EXCESS FUNDS in our budgets at the end of each fiscal year. No incentive currently exists for returning money to the Treasury that was allocated for the use of a particular office or program; in fact, the incentive exists across the board to waste the excess money in a budget at the end of each fiscal year by spending it on items that are not critical to the mission ...more »

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General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Replace Cash

Printing money is expensive. We could save money with an automated system. I propose we show our patriotism by getting an American flag tattooed onto our hand – or some patriotic Americans can have it on their forehead. The flag will be specially coded with a small bar code under it that is unique for every citizen. A database will keep track of each person’s accounts. To enforce this system, cash will become void ...more »

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Department of Defense

Allow Budget Money To Roll Over to the Next Fiscal Year

Allow Budget Money To Roll Over to the Next Fiscal Year: Each year I see government personnel hold onto their budget for 10 to 11 months, then quickly spend all of it within the last month so they can ask for more next year. In most cases, the wrong things are purchased or purchased without planning or research so money is wasted and no benefit is given to the agency If government managers knew that the money they ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Department of Defense

Obligating Year End Money

Allow "End of Year" money to remain unused at the end of the fiscal year without impacting the following years budget. Each August/September the military takes extrodinary measures to ensure Fiscal Year money is spent regardless of need. The concensus is that if money is not spent, it will be removed from next years budget. Millions are spent needlessly each at fiscal year end to ensure that next years budget is not ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Merge Departments to save money

For better or worse, there is growing pressure to make the government smaller. One way to do this is to combine several Departments that logically fit together. By doing this, duplication, redundancy, and administrative costs can be reduced without significantly reducing services. For example, HHS, Education, VA, adn Interior can be combined into one large Department. Another Super Department would combine Agriculture, ...more »

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