National Aeronautics and Space Administration

cancel $32B/yr NASA program

NASA should be disbanded. Inherently government programs (test facilities, launch facilities) shall go to the AirForce. The rest of the programs (research facilities and DeepSpaceNetwork) and funding shall go to the universities. The bureaucracy around the NASA empire has shifted to a nationalistic secrecy that mostly supports the military not the original and current charters of improving science and technology education ...more »

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Department of Education

2 year voluntary civil service program for 18 year olds

Initiate a volunteer civil service program immediately for every student that reaches 18 years of age. Students will have the opportunity to provide meaningful community service that will provide inspiration, education, responsibility, and a connection to society. Civil service will include: >labor >construction >elderly care >child care >government internship The work experience will better prepare youth for a university ...more »

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Education

What of the idea of using the hundreds of millions of dollars utilized by agencies to create and maintain a "university" and instead use that money to send federal employees to REAL community colleges/universities to get an education that benefits both the empoyee & the agency ?

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Tapping into our colleges and universities

A significant number of employees are currently or will be retiring in the near future! We need bright, intelligent employees who are analytical/critical thinkers, responsible, and eager. It's time to change the adage and belief that government employees are indifferent and lazy. As a young federal employee, we need to tap into the resources at our fingertips - our colleges and universities! Outreach programs, student ...more »

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EXPERIENCE IN ACQUISITION FIELD

The Government needs to change the requirements for the 1102 Series to allow substitution of experience for education. The current requirements are too stringent to attract the workforce necessary to conduct procurement. This is one field where hands-on experience is more valuable than any field of study that can be acquired thru a University or College. In my case I was trained in the field during my career while ...more »

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Department of Education

Encourage young people with investing

Encourage young people to work during summer holidays and university years and start been reponsible for their money. Create some 'youth investment bureau' and advice them on investing their money and finance in the state with bonds, charities...or privately with cars, homes, land, enviromnent... they should get advice from counsellors at a young age so they won't waste when they become adult.

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Prisoners Grow Their Own Food

Prisoner self-provisioning, whether in govern run or privately operated facilities, require prisoners to grow and produce their own food. It is much cheaper for taxpayers to provide the "starts" for growing their own sustanance. In growing and providing for their own sustanence, we are also educating and training them in job skills. Reduces costs for support of prisons and prisoners. Increases job skills of prisoners ...more »

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Department of Education

Teaching a Second Language to Elementary Students

I suggest we start a program to start teaching our children “at an early age” a second language. There are more and more companies hiring employees putting emphasis on someone who is bilingual before looking at someone who is perfectly qualified in every area except being bilingual. I don’t look at this as “forcing” a second language on a child, but giving that child a chance to excel beyond expectations. Children ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

keep training at home

Instead of sending employees to centralized training (involves transportation, per diem, and often days away from the job), use video conferencing, disseminate a manual, or simply send a memo. If other federal agencies send their employees to remote conferences at the same rate as VA, I can imagine that the government could save an enormous amount of money while still educating the workforce and providing more service ...more »

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Department of Justice

Reduce Long-term Costs with Better Transitions for Federal and State Ex-cons

Our current treatment of criminals is along this pattern: 1. Pay huge costs to catch, try, and convict offenders. 2. Send them to prison where they learn the lifestyle of hardened criminals, and it costs us nearly $100K per prisoner/year to keep them there. 3. After parole years later, dump them on the streets to find their own way, with maybe a bus ticket and $25 in cash, with a requirement for them to find on their ...more »

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