General Services Administration

Government-wide Reuse and Disposal Initiative

I propose that a Government-wide Reuse and Disposal program be established. This would allow for quantifiable cost savings in procurement and disposal across the entire government. It would also result in a measurable reduced impact on the environment. Too often equipment that is disposed of within one agency is still useful to another. A computer that was used for high speed data analysis 3 years ago is still more than ...more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidated Basic Training

How about a joint service basic training regimine for all branches. Instead of training an Airman, a Soldier, etc, etc, why not train "a military member?" Once they graduate, you send them to a tech school for which ever branch they enlisted in just like normal. Each service could be represented at various training camps so recruits would be exposed to every branch from day one and would work together better as a team ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Real Security at Airports

Security at Airports: Currently, our security consists of X-Ray scans to detect metals (not explosives, not chemicals) and personnel to watch X-Ray machines. We have the APPEARANCE of security but it’s not real, because it does NOT adequately address the threat. We can use highly efficient sniffers at entrances to the airport that can detect minute amounts of explosives, chemicals, and gases of interest as people enter ...more »

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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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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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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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