Department of Defense

END WASTEFUL SPENDING ON TELECOM AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) - No more rice bowling - please!

SEEK ACCOUNTABILITY OF TECHNOLOGICAL INVENTORY VIA ONE UNIFIED PROCESS AND SYSTEM: In this day and age, the volume of spending on Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) has gone up exponentially. It is an executive manager's nightmare. It impacts all areas of the Armed Forces and Federal Government. By implementing one standardized process and one method of tracking by which all agencies must order and ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Oust the "Use or Lose" Funding/Budget Mentality

As we begin to close on the Federal fiscal year-end, the all too familiar rush of procurement packages have begun trickling in. Department Managers’ fear of excess budgeted funds being reappropriated in the next fiscal year should they not be spent is all too common. I’ve experienced the binge spending of excess funding year after year and suggest we curb this wasteful practice. I believe we should create a “bank” ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Stop spending money we don't have!

Stop spending money we don't have! As a financially responsible individual, I do not buy things I cannot afford. Since Congress is using my money, I expect them to be as responsible with it as I would be.

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Department of State

Government at all levels can Save Zillions of Dollars

Let us change how all levels all of Government, including Federal and State and local entities, approach spending at the end of each fiscal year. Organizations are afraid if they don't spend their budgets that money will be lost, job justification sacrificed, and their budgets reduced the following year. This fear strongly encourages a spending spree at the end of each fiscal year that results in zillions of tax dollars ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Budget surplus sharing

Total loss of end-of-the-year budget surpluses motivates offices to avoid surpluses altogether, in many cases by spending funds on poorly planned or unneeded items at the end of the fiscal year. This wasteful spending could be eliminated through a system in which budget surpluses are shared between the requesting office and the government. Offices with surpluses would be rewarded by being allowed to retain and carry ...more »

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Problem Solving

I sugest we train governement staff on how to solve problems - not create 'make work'. I am surprised by the number of staff who cannot identify simple problems, what the core problem is -- let alone solve it.

 

We need to focus the attention on identifying and solving the core problems - not creating unneccessary complex redundancies to keep the federal government spending my tax dollars.

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Office of Government Ethics

Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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Office of Government Ethics

Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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Slash Redundant Spending

Pool resources across departments, administrations, bureaus, divisions, etc, to eliminate redundancy. As an example, TDY employees rent cars while vehicles in motor pools sit idle. We're all one government, with one goal; we should start acting like it. Government organizations could barter or sell surplus goods and services to its brethren organizations.

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Department of the Interior

Benefits to reduce possible unneccesary end of year spending

In order to encourage government agencies to save money I think we should create a program whereby any office that does not use their full budget should be able to access that money in the future. The extra money should be pooled into an interest bearing account. The money earned in interest can go back into the overall federal budget (thus helping everyone overall), and the office should be able to get the exact amount ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

CHANGE THE MENTALITY OF EMPLOYEES BY CHANGING THE WAY ORIENTATION AND TRAINING ARE CONDUCTED FOR NEW HIRES

I suggest we change the governmental mentality of employees from day 1 by restructuring new hire orientation and training. Here at the IRS, recruitment uses several catchy and effective slogans when hiring like, “It all adds up.” or “Count on me.” For new hires though, the slogans stop. It is time to adopt one – “Let’s be accountable.” Under my proposed philosophy we will stop promoting waste among employees and shift ...more »

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