Department of Defense

Information Assurance workforce

Hundreds of hours are required to become certified as an Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO) in Dept. of Army organizations- and all organizations are required to have at least two IASOs on orders at all times. This includes hundreds, if not thousands, of very small military units and installation offices, managing IA compliance for as few as 5-15 systems and users. Hundreds of man-hours are invested in bringing ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Reduce Paper Usage, Save $1B+

Having worked with multi-agencies over the last 3 yrs, I came to realize that US Govt uses more paper than anyone else in the nation. We use paper, ink, printers, and faxes which probably amount to quarter billion dollars alone annually, when taken in amount the cost of items, human hours put in to turn the paper in electronic data, (and when not needed anymore), to file, to recycle/shred, and garbage disposal etc it ...more »

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Department of Labor

Place Greater Emphasis on Enforcement and Assessing of Fines

We have a great wealth of laws relating to the environment, labor, food and drug safety, financial systems, transportation, et cetera, that assign financial penalties to lawbreakers. However, these departments typically do not have the resources to assess and collect the relevant fines. While it would cost money in order to better staff and empower these agencies to enforce our laws, the government would reap the double ...more »

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National Labor Relations Board

Outside Contractor Rating System and Database

Why do we have seperate outside contractors used for every department? The idea is to have a Federal database built and run by our own IT staff that is used by ALL branches and departments for the hiring, rating, and voting of contractors. We can control the voting system by using a sign in system like the one used on this site. This process will save money immediately by raising competition which in turn lowers cost. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Shift Work

Allow for shift work througout all Agencies. This would not only reduce the Government's need for additional space, but would also reduce electrical consumption by taking advantage of off peak rates. I am sure that there is plenty of offices that run 24/7 operations with marginal use of off peak hours in those facilities.

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Department of Homeland Security

Dept of Labor...HELP stop Illegal Immigration!

Get Department of Labor Involved! I am not familiar with the mission of the DOL, but as a Border Patrol Agent I am very familiar with our Nation's approach to immigration (don't get me started on building that brilliant fence...I won't sleep tonight). Anyhow, I want to catch the bad guys, the ones who have been deported and told never to return because we already have enough problems here. I do not want to waste my ...more »

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Department of State

Get a significant + Impact & Improvement in business/processes by empowering employees with a formal KMN* on Process Analysis

I suggest you... the creation of an collective force (*KMN: Knowlege Management Network) with all employees, to deal with improvements of processes designed by adding value while transforming inputs into useful outputs (material, labor, energy, and capital equipment) in the public operations. At present, the knowledge of the process analysis discipline has been reserved for few engineers, MBAs, and senior levels, underestimating ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Escape from 1948: Shorten the Work Week

Take advantage of technological advances to reduce the modern work week by 25%. Employees who work 6 hour days are more efficient and equally productive as those who work 8, and they use 25% less electricity at the office. Employees with 10 extra hours per week have more time to get exercise, reducing future health care costs and sick days used. Employees with more free time at home have more time to spend disposable ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Do Away With Unions

Do away with all government unions. Take a Ronald Reagan stance. Pay fair wages for a fair day's work. Manage fairly. Do your best job. Replace slackers in both management and the workforce. Make decisions through non-involved mediation.

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Legislative Branch

Use Inmate labor to reduce cost of incarceration

Inmates cost the United States tax payers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. We have inmates sitting around with very little to de except cause the correctional staff issues to be concerned with. Let's use this vast labor force to be productive and REDUCE the cost of their incarceration and tax payer burden. Something as simple as institution farms would not only dramatically decrease the cost of feeding all of ...more »

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Department of Labor

Recycling People

I suggest we create a program for recycling people. This program would involve taking people that currently may not be able to take care of themselves and making them useful to society. This program would involve taking people applying for welfare, or anyone that feels they need "recycling" and preparing them to be productive in society. This program would start with a physical, mental, dental and vision exam to ensure ...more »

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