Department of Defense

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government spending – save billions of dollars!!!

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government costs – save billions of dollars! According to the GAO 2005 report approx. $7billion of defense spending a year is being executed under Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs). Due to the lack of cost control under UCAs, the government is exposed to billions of dollars of wasted/uncontrolled spending with little to no accountability. I propose the government implementing ...more »

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Department of Labor

Civilian/Contract Workers

Minimize the amount of contractors hired to perform duties that trained military members can perform. This would save money and allow fellow service members to obtain and or utilize their training at a much smaller expense to the Government. For instance, if there is need to have a Port Security Specialist at a unit, there is NO reason to have a civilian fulfill that job at 04 times the amount that a trained Petty Officer ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Insourcing the outsourcing

Every line office takes advantage of transient funding to hire via outside contracting agencies. These can range from small private firms to large universities and probably even other government agencies. The key drawback is OVERHEAD, and inconsistent protocols. An outrageous amount is spent on double digit percentage "cuts" to these outside entities for usually inept logistical support. Let's keep that $$ within the ...more »

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Department of Defense

Contractors

Cut down on the amount of contractors used. it is fine to use them for temp purposes but to have them in positions where government civ could do the job is just fraud, waste and abuse!

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Executive Office of the President

Create a Single USA.gov Website, Consolidating Resources and Information

I suggest you streamline the federal government's hundreds of websites to save costs and better serve the public. That in 2010 our federal government still operates upwards of five hundred independent websites places our nation’s public-sector Internet savvy somewhere in the late 1990s. The cacophony of websites wastes untold amounts of money, since every agency must not only employ new media directors to handle day-to-day ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Government Managers allowed to direct hire Contractors

I suggest that you consider allowing Government Managers the right to identify and hire contractors directly. There has been much talk in the news about how many contractors there are working at all the different various government agencies. There is also talk about increasing the amount of government employees in the near future. There is also talk about knowledge management issues and retention that comes from key individuals ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Post all work that is outsourced to contractors and allow employees to apply for work that is contracted out.

Post all work that is outsourced to contractors and allow employees to apply for work that is contracted out. If their plan and/or portfolio demonstrates that they can accomplish the project as well or better, in the required timeframe, assign the project to that employee. this would be a great way to discover talent within the organization and a great way to save money and enable the employee to earn a promotion.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Streamline Procurement

Streamline the procurement process for hardware and software to (a) get rid of the "short list" of approved vendors, and (b) eliminate insight/oversight requirements for parts which are in ubiquity in industry. For really ubiquitous items (e.g., fasteners and adhesives), the procurements department could even make bulk purchases and then provide them to programs out of an existing inventory. It's understandable if the ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Require contractors to have telecommuters

Most government contracts have two rates. One for contractors on-site and another for contractors working offsite, each is billed at a different rate. I would propose a third category requiring that contractors have a percentage of workers who Tele-commute. This could then be billed at a lower rate due to less overhead on the contractor’s part, saving the federal government a lot of money. It would also be a green solution ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Streamline Govt and Contractor Work Forces

I posted this under "Legislative Branch" but I really intend it for all branches: Do more to combine the HR, management, and integration of Federal workers and contractors. Evaluate the need for contractors in the various situations and determine whether or not those functions couldn't be better served by regular govt employees. Don't get me wrong, I'm a contractor myself and I'm not really wishing myself out of a ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

TAKE OUT THE TRASH

I suggest instead of hiring contractors to empty trash baskets, each employee bring his/her own trash at the end of the day to a receptacle at the kitchen area and obtain a new plastic bag for the next day. The money and time spent for this task alone would allow for other services.

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