Legislative Branch

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Workfare Not Welfare

Require individuals and families work a number of hours each payment period to support their benefits. Consider this a service learning opportunity where everyone is obligated to help earn their income. Opportunities can exist in day care centers, adult day care centers, homeless shelters, cleaning parks and roadways. States, counties, cities, and communities are reducing staff due to the economic conditions and need ...more »

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Department of Justice

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Quicker Death Penalty

If a criminal is sentenced to death by way of jury and beyond any reasonable doubt, I suggest they put the criminal to death within one week.

 

This will seriously cut costs in feeding and housing the enemy to freedom. It will also put the criminal out of their misery much sooner than have them sitting in prison for years.

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Department of Homeland Security

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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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Legislative Branch

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Public service: save taxpayer $ by easily doing more with less

A significant amount of money, in actual costs (purchase-price) and variable costs (personnel time, supplies), are wasted via sloppy procurements and how internal documents are stored/organized. And, the government needs to reward the personnel who create solutions that provide measurable/significant increases in productivity. PROCUREMENTS My personal experience is that acquisition planning is non-existent despite tens-of-millions ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Meeting Cost-Benefit Gadget/Tool

I suggest you develop a (Google-like) gadget in which meeting administrators can enter the number of participants and an estimated average salary burn rate. Like a timer, the gadget tool would display the number of tax dollars being spent. Although simplistic in form, meeting chairpersons could use this information to improve meeting efficiency with quick and visible cost/benefit assessments. The ability to determine ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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Free up the Prisions

Bring back executions for serious crimes such as murder, rape, child molestation and have the sentence carried out within a short time period, there are people on death row for years eating into millions to keep them there only to put them to death, and deport all the Illegal aliens that are in our prisons, they could not abide by our laws send them home.

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Department of Homeland Security

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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 Defense

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TEST PRIOR TO HIRE

I suggest you require all applicants for government jobs to drug test PRIOR to hire, which will save funds that would be expended on bonuses, training, travel, etc. For example; enlisted military recruits are drug tested at Recruit Training, which is AFTER the government has paid for personnel travel and household goods storage. And when these recruits fail the drug test, results are typically reported after more than ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

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Change Maximum Number of Annual Leave Hours Earned from 8 to 6 and Save One Billion Dollars by the End of Calendar Year 2011 wit

According to government statistics, the federal government employs over 2 million civil employees that earn an average of $74,403.00 annually or $35.77 hourly. The federal government could reduce spending (increase savings) by $858,480.000.00 (almost $1 billion) this year if it changed the number of annual leave hours earned per pay period from eight hours to six hours. This figure is based on ΒΌ of the employees being ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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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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Executive Office of the President

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Leverage FFRDC SMEs to

Government needs help from the private sector in applying aggressive Risk Management practices to the procurement, development and implementation of complex IT solutions. Some FFRDCs are empowered by the FAR to provide conflict-free advice in honest brokerage roles to government leaders faced with complex IT challenges. I suggest you engage SMEs from those FFRDCs as objective reviewers of most aspects of riskier IT acquisition ...more »

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Department of Defense

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BLUETOOTH EAR PIECE FOR GOVERMENT BLACKBERRY'S SAVE MONEY AND LIVES

At the present time in the DoD you cannot have a blue tooth ear piece have access to a government Blackberry, yet almost every base has a policy the prevents talking on a phone (including a Blackberry) in a government vehicle without one. I know this is a security issue, but if you can Bluetooth a CAC reader to a Government Blackberry you can Bluetooth and ear piece without a higher security risk and lessen the safety ...more »

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