Legislative Branch

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Save $20M+ annually - Electronically Print & Deliver Congressional Record

The Congressional Record cost tax payers $28,390,000 each year to print and deliver to Congress. If converted to electronic format, voice and color enhancements could be added simultaneously with electronic dissemination to significantly reduce these costs in the millions of dollars. Additionally, speedier dissemination (via email, RSS Feed, special website, etc.), authentication and preservation would be guaranteed ...more »

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Department of Commerce

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Making the Census a Little Easier

I suggest you...give household who filled-out a census form during the 2010 Census an access code so they can electonically online access their census form in 2020 and update their information as needed. This will help eliminate some of the cost of mailing out census forms and also some of the cost of sending out enumerators for the 2020 Census. Making access electonical with user access codes will help speed up the ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

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Combine Requests for Information to our Customers: i.e. Return Census and Tax Forms Together

The same information is often requested from multiple agencies (name, address, dependents, and income). Where possible combine forms across agencies to consolidate the requests we make of our customers. Immediate benefits will include: • Consolidate requests to our customers (in 2010 we submitted our tax and census requests within weeks of each other) • Reduce duplicate envelope cost, a more “green” approach • ...more »

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General Services Administration

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Train Locally – Use Existing FEB Training in 28 Locations Across U.S.

Large cost savings could be gained if federal leaders were encouraged to train their employees in the cities they work. Approximately 88% of the Federal Workforce is located outside of Washington D.C. This is better for the environment and will save the federal government in travel and per diem costs. Federal training already exists in 28 large cities through the Federal Executive Boards (www.Feb.Gov). FEB sponsored ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Reduce the Use of Paper/Non-paper Resources when Printing

A simple method for the federal government to save money is to reduce the use of paper and non-paper resources when government employees print documents and use related electronic equipment. As many of the agencies have their own IT department/component instituted, the actions below should be able to be taken with no additional cost: 1. Change government employees' default print settings to double-sided. Encourage all ...more »

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Department of Justice

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Use of Digital Signatures and other advanced technology Government wide

SUBJECT: Authorizing the use of Electronic Signature and other technology to reduce the reliance on paper based systems at the Department of Justice and it's Bureaus. PURPOSE: To implement Electronic Signature and other technology at DOJ. This would improve efficiency of operations, increase security of the documents and reduce excessive costs associated with printing (paper, toner, printer/copier repairs, scanners ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

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Distribution of Information to Employees Electronically

Negotiate an agreement with Amazon (using the Kindle), or another e-reader provider, for a blanket agreement for the use of e-readers by all federal employees; concurrently, require Federal Agencies to maintain their employee directives, procedures, and other information (that are currently distributed as printed documents) in an electronic format (PDF?) that works with the selected e-reader and require all agencies to ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Require Electronic Submissions

At FDA, we still accept paper submissions which require huge paper storage, scanning, and snail-mail acknowledgment systems and a large number of personnel. Electronic submissions are available but the digital signatures that are required to allow one computer to "talk" to another securely are a major deterrent for adoption. My idea is to use web technology SSL (secure socket layer) to allow firms to send submission ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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Electronic Faxing

FREE FAXING - no machine costs, no toner costs, no paper costs, and automatic verification of receipt. Eliminate the need for a Fax and wasted paper. Use Faxcom which sends electronic faxes from a website to other fax machines or other people on faxcom. Our address is http://faxcom.uscis.dhs.gov and the service is already funded.

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Department of Homeland Security

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Electronic Password Reset Functionality for All Systems-No need to contact the Service Desk

Electronic Password Reset Functionality for All Systems-No need to contact the Service Desk. With a web front end you can have an ODBC reach back to create an auto generated e-mail message that gets sent to the DHS e-mail address. This is extremely secure because the user must enter their email address and their system user id. The system verifies both the e-mail and the user id; once verified this system sends a new ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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The New PKI ID Card uses and functions

Using the new PKI issued ID Cards to login to computers will allow us to sign documents electronically and send them over a secure net. This will save time and money as documents will no longer need to be printed for signature. Any changes to the original document after it has been signed, will erase the signature, showing the document has been changed or tampered with. The PKI ID Card can also be used for users to login ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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Electronic Signatures in ENFORCE or SIGMA

Electronic Signatures in ENFORCE (or SIGMA). This can be accomplished with the new PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) ID card, PIV (Personal Identity Verification), Common Access Card (CAC). Case Officer can electronically send to Supervisor for review and signature, then to the Chief. Aliens or anyone who is being processed at Ports of Entry (POE) can sign using an electronic pen, similar to that used when someone makes ...more »

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