Department of Defense

Grid Computing Vs. Expensive Supercomputers

Using distributed grid computing various government agencies/organizations can tap into the Gigaflops of computing power available amongst the desktops of gov and DoD employees worldwide. Rather than buy a massive expensive supercomputer, contract a company to build a grid computing client that will run the computationally heavy tasks such as simulations. This is cheaper in the long run. If the tasks are not security ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Internet Sites: Access to Information

Use the ICRA standards (Internet Content Rating Association) to block objectionable internet content from DOI employees instead of the wholesale denial of access to blogs, web sites, and other social media. This will result in saving time, salary, and efficiency of IT personnel. as well as all other DOI employees. IT will no longer have to individually verify individual DOI employee site requests; tracking objectionable ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Save Fuel/Reduce Federal Expense/Improve Census!

Remove address and location description restrictions from US Code Title 13, so the information can be shared over the Internet/WAN. Currently, the Census Bureau is prohibited from releasing address and location information from it's Master Address Files; which means costly field visits before each Census to bring the Master Address File up-to-date (they hire hundreds of thousands of listers, and pay mileage to them to ...more »

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Department of State

Cease printing reports

The Department of Labor still prints its Worst Forms of Child Labor Report and its child labor/forced labor lists in book form. The Department of State still prints the Trafficking in Persons Report in softcover. The Worst Forms of Child Labor and TIP Reports are both full color, with several thousand copies printed. These copies are then sent to posts all over the world, with significant postage costs and resulting ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Payroll Costs

I suggest each individual submitting an idea which obviously increases costs to the government be counseled by a superior who also evaluates fitness for the job. It is clear many ideas are submitted by individuals with no concept of the term "SAVE MONEY".and simply cannot follow instructions. Give me cellular modems, give me a car, give me benefits. Give ME a break! Get rid of these selfish "Gimme Gimme" employees ...more »

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Social Security Administration

SSA

A 1-800# strictly for SSA.GOV website assistance. Since SSA went online all of our service and claims representatives are now constantly assisting clients when they are on our website & experience difficulty or have a question. We need employees trained just for this, specifically maneuvering, password services, finding information, filling out claim forms, error messages, etc. With our wordloads ever increasing as ...more »

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SSA

A 1-800# strictly for SSA.GOV website assistance. Since SSA went online all of our service and claims representatives are now constantly assisting clients when they are on our website & experience difficulty or have a question. We need employees trained just for this, specifically maneuvering, password services, finding information, filling out claim forms, error messages, etc. With our wordloads ever increasing as ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Saving money in Census Operations

Eliminate Regional and Local Census offices and replace with internet kiosks at educational facilities and volunteer organizations similar to voting booths with a holiday or time off devoted to designated census day. In addition, tax incentive rewards and educational benefits to be given by government for full reporting of family data. Remote areas to be served in future by inexpensive wi-fi satellite reporting with ...more »

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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

In Spirit of Franklin, Create Public Service “Library" (Online) for Sharing Personnel, Resources

In 1731, our most ingenious, and frugal, Founding Father – Benjamin Franklin – had a stroke of genius: a circulation library. Since everyone loves a good book, yet since few can afford one, why, he wondered, not share books? And why not establish a central repository where they could reside? We can, I think, apply that same philosophy to the modern needs of our federal government – just as he might, but with a few twists ...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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Department of Homeland Security

Instant Messaging

Make it a policy to install instant messaging program on all government unclassified computers. This will bring current communication tools into the modern era, allow for ease of communication and make it easier for instant communication. By using instant messaging, we can reduce the burden on phones, reduce redundancy in e-mails and with the advantage of being able to see if someone is online or not, know when a person ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPSA: A Portable Electronic Device Used for Username Password Secure Automation

Manufacture a portable electronic device utilizing finger vein biometrics which would store usernames, passwords, and the associated domain address. The device would connect to the desktop or laptop as a peripheral- either wirelessly or usb/firewire. When the device is connected to your computer, and finger activated it would automatically populate the username/password fields upon navigating to a given website. ...more »

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