Department of Education

Online Education for Environmental and Energy Management

Create a comprehensive online education program to help novices and experts alike learn and collaborate on innovations and established processes to improve Energy and Environmental Management. The focus should be on teaching individuals and smaller groups how to manage their facilities and environmental programs to maximize their potential impact in reducing costs and environmental impacts. Knowledge sharing online ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Merit Award Board

Establish a merit award system similar to that in California in which ideas that save money can be evaluated by a Merit Award Board. Ideas that can or are implemented, and which result in savings, will result in a savings to the agency and government and an award to the initiator based on the savings produced. Good ideas will flow from staff and managers alike and the savings can accrue in equal shares to the treasury ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Centralize, Rethink Training of Federal Employees; Create Consolidated, Cutting-Edge Public Servant Training Institute

Centralize all mandatory training for the United States government at a state-of-the-art “government science” institute in D.C., with several satellites across the country, that not only covers agency-specific training, but also endeavors to instill government employees, including leaders from all corners, with cutting-edge tools for and methods of doing their jobs, whatever they may be, and finding fresh solutions to ...more »

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Centralize, Rethink Training of Federal Employees; Create Consolidated, Ctting-Edge Public Servant Training Institute

Centralize all mandatory training for the United States government at a state-of-the-art “government science” institute in D.C., with several satellites across the country, that not only covers agency-specific training, but also endeavors to instill government employees, including leaders from all corners, with cutting-edge tools for and methods of doing their jobs, whatever they may be, and finding fresh solutions to ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Create a Single USA.gov Website, Consolidating Resources and Information

I suggest you streamline the federal government's hundreds of websites to save costs and better serve the public. That in 2010 our federal government still operates upwards of five hundred independent websites places our nation’s public-sector Internet savvy somewhere in the late 1990s. The cacophony of websites wastes untold amounts of money, since every agency must not only employ new media directors to handle day-to-day ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Stop the IT Creep - IT "Security" Restricts The Free Flow Of Ideas!

The strength of American innovation is in the free flow of ideas. The current Information Technology trend treats everything as a possible security risk, slowing or stopping this vital flow. Federal IT policies seem to be working toward an idealized secure system. However, the only way an IT asset can be 100% secure is to unplug it and turn it off! As more and more government assets are determined to be IT, this problem ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

5% Time for a New US Government Culture

Create a generator for innovation and culture change within the U.S. government by using 5% of every civil servant’s time to come up with cost-saving ideas to improve his or her own individual team, division, or agency. It’s the SAVE Award, institutionalized. All civil service employees are held accountable to come up with new ideas, with 5% of their time spent working to improve their immediate work environment to cut ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Idea Training

Develop idea training sessions so that federal employees are more effective at thinking up ideas, selecting ideas and implementing ideas.

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Legislative Branch

GovLaunch

Government organizations need a way to capture innovative ideas from its human capital and manage those ideas in an organized and efficient way. Generally, our challenge has not been to simply capture ideas, but instead to systematically transform those ideas into something tangible. “GovLaunch,” serves as an “innovation management system” that will enable more collaboration and exchange of ideas between organizations ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Performance Supplements

Enhance the performance of federal employees through supplemental nutrition programs especially in the areas where extensive cognitive function is used. Brain is an organ and needs its nutrients as well. This could be done through subsidizing nutritional intake focused on the brain.

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Department of Defense

Drive Innovation at CO level

Re-examine the UIC structure and empower (and hold accountable) Commanding Officer's for their budgets. Allowing budgetary control at higher levels hides inefficiencies, discourages innovation, and fails to hold the proper people accountable by enabling diffusion of responsibility. Measure CO's performance year over year on budget execution and allow mechanism to carry a portion of their savings over for projects they ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Building FEMA Project Management & Change Capabilities

Build FEMA-wide Project Management and Organizational Change Capabilities through structured techniques found in the Project Management discipline through training, mentoring and guidance, and Building a PM Center of Excellence. Region II is building a PM COE (center of execllence) and I am the lead role. Thee benefits include improved accountability, measurement and reporting, transparency, and organizational buy-in. ...more »

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