Executive Office of the President

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Federal Training Programs ROI ($$Return on Investment $$)

One of the largest failures in capital investment that our Government makes continuously is the failure to get the ROI for training $$ spent on Government Employees. Here is a Prime Example: The DoD sends someone to school for 14 weeks to the National Defense University for the CIO Advance Management Program (half of a masters degree), but when they return to their job, no one is interested in utilizing or exploiting ...more »

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Strategic Savings Opportunities in Information Technology

There are reasons IT consolidations have failed in the past and ways to make them work. The tactical approach is the reason these efforts have failed repeatedly in business, the government, and the military. It is not about network consolidation, server consolidation, email consolidation, or even data center consolidation. The networks, file and print servers, email servers, back office servers, data centers, or even ...more »

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President's Save Award (Change to Monetary Award)

I would suggest this program be changed to award a monetary percentage to all people who have their ideas implemented and a savings is realized. Have the Congressional Budget Office prepare a cost analysis for savings. The percentage paid out would be a tremendous boost for the program and a fantastic incentive for everyone to participate.

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Department of Defense

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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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Department of Homeland Security

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Eliminate Redundant Resource Requirements - Save 20% on Administrative Overhead

Currently, there are multiple functional roles that duplicate unnecessarily within DHS. Congress should provide the Secretary with the authority to reorganize support organizations to align in a more function efficient structure. Centralizing support organizations such as construction management, facilities management, fleet management, human resources, acquisition management, IT services and other roles that require ...more »

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Benchmark Federal Programs

Provide a government-wide program for benchmarking the best and brightest processes in areas that are common among several or many federal agencies, such as personnel, finance, logistics, grants, information technology, accounting, contracting, and so forth. The concept is that each agency would provide one or two areas where they have streamlined processes making them more efficient through less resources used, faster ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Integrated Risk and Knowledge Management

I suggest you combined continuous risk management (CRM) discipline with innovative knowledge management practices to more effectively enable problem identification and problem solving in the complex world government. The integrated approach also serves as a way to implement lasting improvement in processes used to accomplish work tasks. At NASA, the exploration risk landscape is, indeed, challenging with NASA’s competing ...more »

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Social Security Administration

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Have analysts create mockups

I suggest that for the first round of software/application development analysts be used to develop mockups of applications or enhancements. Given all the changes and iterations necessary in the software/application development process, paper mockups can serve as avaluable focus for the discussion of requirements without tying up developers' time and talents with coding prototypes. Benefits could include increased productivity, ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Process Improvement Career Path

I suggest that you change the way process improvement personnel are currently managed in the government. Instead of hiring outside contractors, or term employees, make process improvement its own job series and career path. By allowing people to advance in their career along the process improvement path, you will get the most bang for your buck. Training process improvment experts right now is not cheap, and yet we ...more »

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