Department of Justice

Quicker Death Penalty

If a criminal is sentenced to death by way of jury and beyond any reasonable doubt, I suggest they put the criminal to death within one week.

 

This will seriously cut costs in feeding and housing the enemy to freedom. It will also put the criminal out of their misery much sooner than have them sitting in prison for years.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Cut DEAS - extramural support staff in NIH

Eliminate DEAS--extramural support staff. With electronic documents and many processes, ESA are not essential. Furthermore, their productivities and quality of work are not up to par in general. Overall, the DEAS system is not managed effectively. This is a waste of resources to keep these staff that do not really provide any support at all.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Meeting Cost-Benefit Gadget/Tool

I suggest you develop a (Google-like) gadget in which meeting administrators can enter the number of participants and an estimated average salary burn rate. Like a timer, the gadget tool would display the number of tax dollars being spent. Although simplistic in form, meeting chairpersons could use this information to improve meeting efficiency with quick and visible cost/benefit assessments. The ability to determine ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Computer Sleep Modes & Wake as needed.

Determine Computer Workstation Power-Saving Profiles based on Mission and apply a general power saving policy "sleep mode" to computers after being inactive for a max of one hour. Wake-On-Lan technology could be used to wake the machines for 'scheduled tasks' & updates. If a user hasn't typed anything in an hour, they should be patient enough to wait for the computer to spend 2-3 minutes waking up & restoring their session. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

PDF should be the Default Printer

All government computers should set the Default Printer to the Adobe PDF setting.

 

If the Default Printer is set to the Adobe PDF, then all documents will be saved and backed-up in a file first, not wasted in paper, not wasting tax dollars on shredded documents, not sent to the wrong printer, not lost in some print queue, and bring us one step closer to a paperless society.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SMART Savings: Systematic Meeting Awareness Reeducation Training

Problem: Meeting Inefficiencies. Houndreds and thousands of hours in lost productivity, employee costs, travel expenses and overhead can be recovered by utilizing a systematic set of procedures and remote meeting software when organizing and executing meetings. Conservative estimates of total federal meeting expenses are $8 billion dollars annually, (employee wages, travel expenses and overhead). Utilization of a systematic ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Cheaper Contracts

It is well known that our beloved government overpays for products and services. The select few companies that benefit from this practice can set their prices this high because of the strict bidding process. I suggest that we lift the restriction on contracts so that we can buy products and services from countries like China and India. The private sector has been saving billions of dollars this way while their customers ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Inheritance More Than $10K Should be Taxed

Heirs should pay taxes on all inherited property and inherited money exceeding $10,000. Why should they get a tax-free, unearned windfall of up to $7 million? This will help reduce the public debt and one's sense of entitlement. It will also help lower the tax rate on HARD-EARNED income.

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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Require Computers Be Turned Off At Night, Save Millions

By turning off computers at night -- and making that a federal policy -- we can save millions (and energy, too). At the Department of Justice, I turn my computer off every day to save energy and money – but, because of security updates, I often find my computer turned back on in the morning, and I almost always find it on Monday morning, since updates were apparently performed the previous weekend. (And it’s often not ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Turn Off the Lights

It would be energy efficient if the lights are turned off in federal government buildings when they are not in use, just as the air conditioning is. Imagine how much money would be saved if we did that? We have the security systems in place for any activity that could possibly occur during closed hours. Therefore, the lights being on in all the offices are not necessary.

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Office of Personnel Management

Government-wide Early Retirement and $50,000 Separation Bonus

Approximately 50 percent of Federal Employees are eligible to retire over the next five years. Notwithstanding, in recent years the actual number of retirements has been very low. The average age of Federal Government employees is now approaching 50 years old. Qualified individuals who are seeking employment from the outside are finding it very difficult to enter the Federal Government because most jobs are encumbered ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Travel & Transit Costs

Transportation is a major source of spending everywhere. Here are some problem areas that, if controlled, could reduce spending. - Better management of air travel costs. Seen a lot of that here, but it is good to reitterate. Allow for the traveler to find the lowest price possible, let them choose if they want to travel econ or business, instead of first class. Plenty of other costs associated with this that can be controlled ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Travel & Transit Costs

Transportation is a major source of spending everywhere. Here are some problem areas that, if controlled, could reduce spending. - Better management of air travel costs. Seen a lot of that here, but it is good to reitterate. Allow for the traveler to find the lowest price possible, let them choose if they want to travel econ or business, instead of first class. Plenty of other costs associated with this that can be controlled ...more »

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