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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Department of Defense

Business Systems Data Deduplication

Data Deduplication would reduce the cost of IT infrastructure by more than half and result in far fewer technical and administrative errors. An example is that two DoD ERP Systems where one system passes 8.2 million transactions to the second system which passes 7.5 million transactions back - each day. This communication adds nothing of value. The result is that the ratio of DoD IT overhead to systems operations ...more »

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Department of Defense

NMCI, Increase speed of intranet

NMCI server system needs to be sped up drastically, whether that equates to additional servers, larger servers, faster servers or all of the above. They routinely slow to a virtual crawl, with some functions (accessing the global to find an email address) that have taken as much as 5 minutes and 47 seconds to complete, many Global accesses taking at least 38 seconds to complete. Many office actions take 13 seconds to ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPSA: A Portable Electronic Device Used for Username Password Secure Automation

Manufacture a portable electronic device utilizing finger vein biometrics which would store usernames, passwords, and the associated domain address. The device would connect to the desktop or laptop as a peripheral- either wirelessly or usb/firewire. When the device is connected to your computer, and finger activated it would automatically populate the username/password fields upon navigating to a given website. ...more »

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Department of Defense

DoD Thin client laptop implementation

Innovation: In today's DoD environment, people need computers to get their jobs done. Most users have computers complete with a processor, RAM, hard drive, applications, etc. In a lot of cases, users also have multiple computers at their desk to work different levels of classification. The truth is, the cost for all this extra hardware, space, cooling, power, software licensing, etc. is unnecessary. In fact, thanks ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Recouping some money through IT equipment sales!!!

Recouping some money through IT equipment sales!!! This is not an idea to save money but an idea for individual agencies to actually recoup some of their costs. Currently, only some agencies within departments send computer equipment (and other no longer needed equipment) to auction. While this practice provides some money, how much of it gets back to the agency office that retired the equipment. I would like to see ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Require Electronic Submissions

At FDA, we still accept paper submissions which require huge paper storage, scanning, and snail-mail acknowledgment systems and a large number of personnel. Electronic submissions are available but the digital signatures that are required to allow one computer to "talk" to another securely are a major deterrent for adoption. My idea is to use web technology SSL (secure socket layer) to allow firms to send submission ...more »

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