Legislative Branch

Capabilities Database

Establish a database that lists DOD current capabilities. It's very common for DOD organizations to repurchase the same services or programs because there is no clear visibility on capabilities that already exist. Too many people believe they have a idea that has not been thought of or purchased by another government worker. Additionally, the capability they may want to purchase is probably a “empty house” waiting to ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Efficient means of tracking populace

Secure chips should be implanted in the entire population of the United States and linked to a national database. This program would be an ever increasing database where all credentials of every person can be checked with the click of a button or by a quick scan of the chip. Federal organization, States, corporations, and any other organizational entity can apply for secure access to the database. The viewable data is ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Work Camps

Unemployment in this country is at emergency levels. Welfare recipients need not just be given food, clothing and housing, but they need to learn some valuable life skills. Since this is an emergency, I suggest that FEMA set up camps (similar to those set up for hurricanes and natural disasters) that are designed to put the welfare recipients to work. Anyone who wants to receive free government benefits is welcome ...more »

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Telecommunications Development Fund

Government employee phone number for life

Phone number for life. Like our Army Knowledge Online email addresses, this phone number can be pointed to wherever the employee works throughout his or her carreer. Like the SSN, it can be used to uniquely identify the individual as well as ensuring the person can be reached by phone. Savings include costs associated with identity theft of Social Security Numbers (used for identification in the world of finance), ...more »

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National Population Database and Geolocation Tracking

Secure chips should be implanted in the entire population of the United States and linked to a national database. This program would be an ever increasing database where all credentials of every person can be checked with the click of a button or by a quick scan of the chip. Federal organization, States, corporations, and any other organizational entity can apply for secure access to the database. The viewable data ...more »

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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

In Spirit of Franklin, Create Public Service “Library" (Online) for Sharing Personnel, Resources

In 1731, our most ingenious, and frugal, Founding Father – Benjamin Franklin – had a stroke of genius: a circulation library. Since everyone loves a good book, yet since few can afford one, why, he wondered, not share books? And why not establish a central repository where they could reside? We can, I think, apply that same philosophy to the modern needs of our federal government – just as he might, but with a few twists ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Encourage agencies to share database technologies.

Stop paying for the creation and duplication of databases/automated systems from agency to agency that do the EXACT same thing. Why can't we share technology instead of constantly reinventing the wheel? There should be a centralized government-wide system that keeps inventory of all the databases we have and their functions. This way if another agency needs something similar, they can potentially utilize the same software ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Advertise Job Detail Opportunities Nationwide

Currently, opportunities for job detail assigments are handled in an ad hoc manner. Sometimes they are advertised within an office or agency, and sometimes they are done on an individual basis. I am suggesting that a database of job detail opportunities of 120-days or more be advertised in a central location similar to USAJOBS (perhaps a blog). In that way, anyone that is interested would have the opportunity to apply ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPSA: A Portable Electronic Device Used for Username Password Secure Automation

Manufacture a portable electronic device utilizing finger vein biometrics which would store usernames, passwords, and the associated domain address. The device would connect to the desktop or laptop as a peripheral- either wirelessly or usb/firewire. When the device is connected to your computer, and finger activated it would automatically populate the username/password fields upon navigating to a given website. ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Open Source Software Development and Implementation

I suggest we actively - and openly - participate in the development of Open Source software, as well as explore the possibility of implementing such solutions government-wide. Examples of open source software abound: from operating systems (Linux) and databases (mySQL), to statistical analysis (R), and office suites (OpenOffice). Active participation in the development process will also provide value to the government ...more »

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General Services Administration

Databases instead of spreadsheets

Train all office workers how to use a COTS database tool such as FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access, including when to use a database instead of a spreadsheet. There are hundreds of thousands of government workers searching and hand-tracing between informal lists and tables made in spreadsheets, which could be done much faster and more accurately using simple databases.

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