Department of Defense

DSN Ease of Use

DSN creates a low cost method of communication from bases and installations around the world. This ease of use is confused by the separate designation of local and DSN phone numbers. If each of these numbers were the same, users would be more apt to dial using the lower cost method of DSN as opposed to the relatively expensive local/long distance calling option. The local telephone switches could be programmed to recognize ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Adopt the Process Enrichment(SM) philosophy and methodology to improve the quality of government organizations and the products

Adopt the Process Enrichment(SM) philosophy and methodology to improve the quality of government organizations and the products and services they produce. Process Enrichment(SM) provides an excellent and useful contemporary definition of performance quality excellence, based on Themes of Performance, that enables strategic management, quality management and risk management to work together to achieve strategic results ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Centralized Document Database

Have a Branch Wide Centralized System where all Documents are held, on both the classified and unclassified systems. This would reduce the man hours trying to figure out what document is the most up to date and applicable. Each branch should have their own database and all members of that branch should be able to access it. Open and free communication will save us all time and money.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Paper and Printing Reduction: Mega Ideas!!!

Lots of ideas to reduce paper and printing costs: Duplex (double-sided) printing default, no more glossy paper, print 2 pages per side of paper, reduce graphics, use most economical print font, no more personal printers, raise print consciousness via emailed policy and agenda item at all-hands meetings.

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Department of Homeland Security

Instant Messaging

Make it a policy to install instant messaging program on all government unclassified computers. This will bring current communication tools into the modern era, allow for ease of communication and make it easier for instant communication. By using instant messaging, we can reduce the burden on phones, reduce redundancy in e-mails and with the advantage of being able to see if someone is online or not, know when a person ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Paperwork Reduction & REALTime Reporting

Loan applications and other core functions such as this produce a large volume of paperwork. In the spirit of paperwork reduction, I would like to see this process streamlined electronically; perhaps in line with a realtime application for tracking. This would allow internal staff to follow the action, provide free-flowing information between divisions, and allow HUD to communicate outcomes with its customers without ...more »

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International Assistance Programs

International Communication-Internet vs Telephone

The USG spends large sums of money on telecommunications. With new internet-based services available for low-cost (or free), non-classified/sensitive calls should be allowed and encouraged to be made through Skype and other similar providers. Although international phones and phone cards are available, the USG spends large sums of money to make international calls from US and international calls to the US. Skype, and ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Chatting to Improve Efficiency

Use "chatting" style communication. Chatting will allow coworkers to have a typed conversation in real time. It has advantages over telephone conversations because text can be copied and pasted, files can be attached and there can be a an ongoing conversation. It has advantages over emails because it can be in real time for time-sensitive conversations and reduce the time lag in email communication. It would be a ...more »

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Department of Justice

Maximize Equipment Use

I would like to suggest to double the use of certain equipment. An example would be a copier that will also function as a printer, scanner, and email tool. Use desktop or computers as fax machines connected to a fax server to receive and send faxes via email attachments. Increase use of digital signature. Save paper, power, reduce equipment foot print, enhance increase communication.

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Department of Justice

IT Efficiencies - Increased Communication between Federal IT Personnel

Most IT personnel in the federal government work in a vacuum, especially outside of the Washington, D.C. area. We need a world-wide networking ability to share ideas and problem solve. A parallel example is the US Army aviation environment. When an aircraft has any kind of incident world-wide a notification is sent immediately to all aviation units throughout the world, providing realtime information for others to ...more »

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