Department of Defense

Incentivize $$ Saving Ideas!

Incentivize Cost Savings! Create a program where the creator of an idea that is adopted is given a "commission" for their idea! Ex. If an idea will award 10% of one-year's worth of savings to the creator then I guarantee there will be a lot more ideas coming forward!

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Legislative Branch

C.A.R.T. - internal flea online market for surplus supplies, equipment, furniture

I suggest you...require all federal orgs to add the C.A.R.T. (Capital Asset Reutilization Tool – the “C” means something else for us locally, but “Capital” would be a good substitute for mass application) to their organizations and intranets, with a requirement for all personnel to review C.A.R.T. prior to placing a purchase request. My org developed and has already installed this system. I am suggesting a wider use ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

FUND WATERSENSE! You know the VALUE OF CLEAN WATER, but do you really know its TRUE COST?

Similar to Energy Star, WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program developed by EPA that seeks to promote water efficiency and conservation through increasing the market for water-efficient products with demonstrated exceptional performance, while also encouraging innovative marketing low water-use practices. Also like Energy Star, WaterSense allows products that are tested and proven to meet EPA specifications to ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service. ...more »

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Department of Energy

Meetings using Technology not Travel Dollars

Technology like webinars and video conferences must be implemented into the federal governmet. These tools allow the amount federal workers travel to significantly decrease. Travel is a very costly part of the federal budget. Many of these types of services, like video conference calling, are at federal sites however they do not seem to be preferred. If a meeting can take place via video or web and have the same productivity ...more »

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Department of Defense

More time to SAVE 2011

Improve dissemination throughout government for 2011. This year I received one day notice. I got the message and a reminder that is due tomorrow this morning. Our thoughts may be better and our input may seem valued.

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General Services Administration

Government-wide IT Umbrella Purchase Program

The government should setup a standard way of purchasing computers and electronic data systems. The amount of money wasted by not establishing site licenses for common software, or not purchasing off an agency specific contract is tremendous. Every agency sub-component seems to operate a different way and there is no common theme to the IT equipment used within government. This is also true of warranties. There is no ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Air Traffic Control

There are large expenses in maintaining air traffic control towers - hvac, facilities, engine generators, etc. Also, air traffic controllers are paid high salaries. NATCA would like you to think they are suffering and poor, but the public is not that ignorant. With today's high speed technology and redundancy capabilities, it is possible to simply have a few poles with video cameras placed around the airport, instead ...more »

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Department of Education

MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.A. (ELEMENTARY, PRIMARY, H.S.)

We all need to get in the habit of playing our part environmentally by reducing, reusing and recycling our waste, and if it has financial benefits then it is an even bigger bonus. If school uniforms were mandatory in every state, parents should be and would be encoraged to reuse and recycle unifroms and school sports kits because is GREEN AND SAVES MONEY! Also, school uniforms are a possitive impact on the learning enviroment. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

GET THE ACTUAL VOTES AND TALLY THE TOTAL OF ALL LIKE IDEAS.

Combine all the similar topics into one to tally actually votes. Who has the time to read through 16k plus ideas? That sounds like a waste of Government time and money. For instance there are nearly 10,000 telework, tele-commute, telecommute, work from home, etc. these should all be tallied and then count the total votes. Do I have to take the time to read through all of these? The point was made with one; although ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Get rid of old buildings that are not being used and not historical.

Eliminate buildings that are not needed and/or review whether they qualify as historical buildings. There is a fish hatchery that is 50 years old and falling apart. It is not used but since it sits on land aquired by my park, it qualifies for historically. It should have just been torn down and naturally revegetated. Yet, there are people trying to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars just for upkeep on the closed ...more »

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Department of Energy

Small changes make a Huge difference....

Each year each Federal organization implement a similiar process locally. Employees submitt ideas on a "SAVE" award that are applicable to their own department or office. I think if every organization implemented just one idea within their own office then the cost savings will be huge. People will feel like their ideas are being heard and are welcomed. Morale could improve and teamwork could be more embraced. Ideas ...more »

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