Campaign: Department of Defense

How to save power and still auto-update Gov PCs

Require all government computers to automatically turn off after 1+ hours of not being used. If Windows Systems Management Server or WSUS needs to push updates out, have the remote server use Wake-On-LAN to fire up the computers for updates and then send the remote shutdown command. This solves the problem having to have the computers on for updates, and saves power when they are not being updated. This would not be ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Water Turbines to product clean energy

I would like to expound on the idea of using canal water turbines by the Bureau. While it is true that the canals are in use for approximately six months out of the year, the benefits should be reconsidered. 1) Canal water turbines will run 24 hours a day generating electricity. They are not dependent on sunlight, just water, so a cloudy day will not hinder production of electricity. 2) Electricity generated during ...more »

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Campaign: General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Campaign: 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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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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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reduce Electric Costs with LED lighting

Convert all external Federal lighting to LED lights.

 

A Clinton Foundation Study suggests a $10 million annual savings for the City of Los Angeles with an initial cost of $57 million. The Federal Government may see similar savings.

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Who needs a roof when you have a solar roof?

When designing new government buildings, make the roof out of solar panels with no underlying roof. Doubling the roofing doubles the materials and labor costs while adding unnecessary weight. If the roof is an integrated solar panel, you would not need to have a roof underneath. the solar panels could either be for electricity or for hot water. Additionally, designing the solar collector to also manage rainwater into ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Shutdown HVAC to unused rooms

Identify and shutdown cooling/heating to unused or seldom used spaces, such as storage lockers, broom closets, outbuildings, etc.

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Shutdown HVAC to unused rooms

Identify and shutdown cooling/heating to unused or seldom used spaces, such as storage lockers, broom closets, outbuildings, etc.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Shut down PCs

Enforce a shutdown policy of all desktop computers that are not active and in use at the end of normal working hours (implement in software, no human interaction required). All modern PCs can be woken up remotely to run updates, etc and shut down again. This will not only save electricity, but make our networks less vulerable to attack.

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Campaign: Department of Justice

Inmate Work Requirements

Prisoners should have to work off their incarceration expenses: room and board, meals, clothing/laundry, electricity, heating/cooling, water for showers, waste disposal costs, health care, etc. No more free rides for having broken the law. In addition, hourly work load is based on a system that considers several factors: criminal record (each subsequent incarceration results in more work hours,) degree of crime committed ...more »

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