Department of Defense

Save money and increase efficiency through 4 day work weeks

I suggest that the Government go to a 4 day 40 hour week with all employees having Friday off. 1. The Government would save on utility costs for buildings i.e. 4 days instead of 5. This would save millions of dollars a year on energy. 2. Custodial services cost would decrease. 3. Transportation costs would decrease. The road systems would last longer with less cars on the road and would lower tranportation emissions ...more »

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Legislative Branch

CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARDS. A TRUE SOLUTION TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

There are not 100 illegal immigrants in the USA….. There are thousands. A CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARD should be given to immigrants who DO NOT have a criminal record for murder, rape, DUI, or domestic violence. Those illegal immigrants who, at any point in their stay in the US, committed those crimes, should get DEPORTED to their country of origin right away. Illegal immigrants should pay a fine of $2,000 to $6,000 if ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Department of Defense

Consolidating Travel Actions Under DTS

I suggest you consolidate all travel authorizations, orders and vouchers under DTS and shut down eFinance. Currently, some organizations refuse to issue travel orders through DTS when cross-org funding is required which causes the need for non-DTS travel vouchers. This is redundant and wasteful. We invested in DTS, now it's time to use it to recoup the investment and standardize travel procedures DoD-wide.

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Department of Defense

Star Search

I suggest that the Army and other services remove themselves from the Star Search entertainment mode. Millions are spent on amature singing contest that may or may not improve moral. The competitions are usually very poorly attended, sometimes can't show audience shots because there are too few. There are many civilian entertainment acts who desperatly need bookings and would be thrilled to entertain our troops on bases. ...more »

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Corps of Engineers-Civil Works

Government traveler can get a cut of the savings.

I suggest you create a program that allows an individual to receive an incentive award relative to the savings they create. If an employee researches is able to officially travel with an airline that is more advantageous to the government than the contract carrier, they can submit submit what is necessary. Since there is already a government contract, it would be reasonably easy to verify. Likewise, any employee willing ...more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Data Centers

Consolidate and eliminate duplicative Government data centers and server infrastructure at the Federal level rather than the Department/Agency level. By more efficiently using excess data center facility and hardware capacity that currently exists within each agency, the Government will save the taxpayer millions in new server hardware investments (to include new equipment and life-cycle refresh of old equipment), annual ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Making Radioactive Waste Safe and Saving Money to Boot

I suggest you instruct the Department of Energy (DOE) to immediately employ the process of Nuclear Remediation to make spent nuclear fuel non-radioactive and safe. The process was developed by Paul Brown, PhD and involves bombarding nuclear waste with specific types of energy to cause it to release its stored energy and become a nonradioactive, safe substance in the process. The savings would be all the money we currently ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

How to Save $1.06 on Every New Dollar Created

I suggest you immediately instruct Treasury to cease and desist printing bonds, notes and bills (all instruments of debt, i.e. I-owe-you’s) which are used to purchase Federal Reserve Notes for more than face value (yes, that’s right, when you include the interest we pay ~$1.10 for each $1 that gets created). Next, instruct Treasury to start printing U.S. Treasury notes again which would only cost the paper and ink for ...more »

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Department of State

Being brief and briefing

Brief why - So many words for a simple thing! Not wise. Briefing why - Good to catch up with short briefings from colleagues and supervisors! So here it is, my submission before the extended last day July 29th: Brevity in words not in work Improve work and relations Smile and have patience Gratitude for little things Seize the moment aspire to greatness More partners and friends galore Google and profile ...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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Executive Office of the President

Federal Government Information Technology Best Practices Website

I have observed a need for a single, federal government best practices website for federal Information Techonology (IT) projects. The IT best practices website would include best practices related to IT related project management, requirements gathering, risks assessment, IT reference materials, systems testing information, systems training, systems security, and other established IT related best practices. By having ...more »

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Office of Director of National Intelligence

Quit Duplicating Security Clearances

Currently, people who hold security clearances in both a civilian position and as a military Reservist must submit clearance paperwork twice, be investigated/reinvestigated twice, and interviewed twice. This duplication requires separate investigators to go through the exact same data, the exact same questions, and the exact same procedures at double the cost and time. Removing this practice could save hundreds of thousands ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Government Cell Phone Alternative

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED CELL PHONES -- LETS GET OUT OF THE CELL PHONE BUSINESS, OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, OUT OF THE MONTHLY FEE RESPONSIBILITY, AND OUT OF THE IMPRACTICLE AND RIDICULOUS PRACTICE OF CELL PHONE USERS CARRYING 2 CELL PHONES.....THE FIX: FOR ALL NON-CLASSIFIED USERS....WHO NEED A CELL PHONE.....MAKE HAVING A CELL PHONE A REQUIREMENT OF THE JOB, AND THEN LET THE USER "VOUCHER" ….SAY....$45.00 PER MONTH ...more »

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