Export-Import Bank of the United States

Facilitate import export with international countries

I advise that you facilitate import export with/betweem international countries such as North Africa etc... - they have excellent cheap products that are almost impossible to import in the states. This would cut spending if customs and USDA etc would be controlled but less expensive. We would get more exotic, tasteful and cheap products in the states. Please would not have to go obese with junk food but would have more ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Eliminate Fee-for-Service Funding Mechanism for Publishing Services at USGS

I suggest that you eliminate the fee-for-service funding mechanism for publishing services at the U.S. Geological Survey. The time and effort spent on managing the Enterprise Publishing Network's accounting process is wasteful and detracts from the time workers spend on getting the actual reports edited and produced for scientists. The scientists resent the costs they must pay out of their project funds to get material ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Computer Power Saving can save over $200 million a year in Energy cost

Computer Power Saving SAVES over 200 million a year. Sleep mode allows the computer to basically shut off except it saves all the work on the desktop after a set time frame. Suggestion would be one hour of inactivity. The user then would only need to press the space bar and the computer is on and able to be logged into to continue work. Most users are instructed to leave computers on all the time for updates etc. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Solar Power and Eco-friendly facilites and equipment

We could save millions of dollars in costs just by building better facilities and improving existing facilities and equipment to be more eco-friendly. Currently the El Paso Border Patrol station is an example of the improvements that can be made in this area by using eco-friendly materials as well as solar power which currently supplies almost 20 % of the stations power needs. By utilizing solar power for facilities ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Automatic Computer Shut Down

DHS has an estimated 200,000 employes and contractors who use laptops and desktop computers for their work every day. But when workers leave the office, many of them do not take the time to shut down their computer. This naturally begs the question: how much money could DHS save by remotely turning off idle computers? Assumptions: -10% of workers leave their computers on overnight (20,000) -The average computer uses ...more »

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Department of Defense

Employee Talents

Invest in your employees talents!

Reduce the cost of outside vendors, decorators, artist, musicians, and painters. We have the talent already within the workforce. As a recent new hire I have met many builders, painters, and artist, photographers who are so very talented, and would love having a chance to express their passions. Decrease the cost of outside vendors, by investing within your team.

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Department of Defense

Got Soap???

Establish partnerships with colleges (science departments) to reduce government spending on: SOAP.

College laboratories make this daily and we pay market cost for this necessity.

This partnership could be used by colleges to reduce tuition cost or establish scholarships.

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Department of Defense

Reduce the Load of DOD Non-military Awards

Revamp totally the part of the DOD award system not associated with military ribbons and medals. Beyond the time-honored system of awarding medals and ribbons to the military members is an incredible plethora of "other awards", mostly for civilians, throughout DOD that have grown up over the decades to the point that the management of this "other awards" system takes untold multi-thousands of labor hours DOD-wide. And ...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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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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Department of Education

High School students to serve their country after graduation

What: After high school, graduates should serve their country for two years (AmeriCorps Vista, Army, Navy, etc…) Families will be able to choose the agency). After completion, they would either enter into a higher education institution, go into the workforce, or remain in the program. Majority of teens who enter into higher education after high school are not ready, disciplined and/or focus. The nation is spending billions ...more »

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Department of Defense

Open Communication

I suggest that we allow government agencies to share certain information. Just like hospitals will have online records that will enable them to share information, the government should be able to do the same. If the Social Security Administration has a fraud case, it would make sense that other departments would know to be on the lookout. If someone passes away and the VA sees a death certificate, it would make sense ...more »

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Open Communication

I suggest that we allow government agencies to share certain information. Just like hospitals will have online records that will enable them to share information, the government should be able to do the same. If the Social Security Administration has a fraud case, it would make sense that other departments would know to be on the lookout. If someone passes away and the VA sees a death certificate, it would make sense ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

HEALTH & SANITATION

Install Waterless No-Flush urinals in all government buildings (mens restrooms) to save water and reduce overall cost. The system is touch-free, easy to install, improves restroom sanitation and are the most cost effective system on the market today.

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