Department of Transportation

Air Traffic Control

There are large expenses in maintaining air traffic control towers - hvac, facilities, engine generators, etc. Also, air traffic controllers are paid high salaries. NATCA would like you to think they are suffering and poor, but the public is not that ignorant. With today's high speed technology and redundancy capabilities, it is possible to simply have a few poles with video cameras placed around the airport, instead ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Redundant Resource Requirements - Save 20% on Administrative Overhead

Currently, there are multiple functional roles that duplicate unnecessarily within DHS. Congress should provide the Secretary with the authority to reorganize support organizations to align in a more function efficient structure. Centralizing support organizations such as construction management, facilities management, fleet management, human resources, acquisition management, IT services and other roles that require ...more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce Cost of Travel and save over $300M Annually

I am the Deputy for the Defense Travel System and propose to save Annually approximately $211M (conservative) to $308.5M (realistic to aggressive) in the following ways: Automated Voucher Processing $71M Automated Centrally Billed Accounts (CBAs) $51M Electronic Records Management and Streamlining Requirements $19.8M Consolidation of Commercial Travel Offices and Streamlining Requirements between $37.5M and $62.5M Allowing ...more »

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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

In Spirit of Franklin, Create Public Service “Library" (Online) for Sharing Personnel, Resources

In 1731, our most ingenious, and frugal, Founding Father – Benjamin Franklin – had a stroke of genius: a circulation library. Since everyone loves a good book, yet since few can afford one, why, he wondered, not share books? And why not establish a central repository where they could reside? We can, I think, apply that same philosophy to the modern needs of our federal government – just as he might, but with a few twists ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Convert Bulky Employment Manuals to PDF

I suggest you eliminate large manuals that could be more easily, and cheaply, sent as PDFs than printed. One of the most egregious wastes of paper – and money – is the continued printing, despite the now-widespread use of PDFs, of pre-employment manuals; pre-appointment manuals; and office operations manuals, which are rendered more wasteful since they are constantly changing. A simple, easy, cost-cutting solution would ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Streamlining the NEPA process for federal agencies

I suggest you...streamline the NEPA process for federal agencies. Here is how I propose this could be done. I believe more data is needed to determine the sources and the magnitude of delay these sources are responsible for. This information should be gathered directly from NEPA professionals, as they would have the most accurate informaiton available. Foremost, the person being surveyed should be identified by position ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Cut down on office supplies

Look into your supply closets. How many bottles of white-out do you actually use in a month? A year? I suggest a government-wide survey about office supply use and then only buy the most popular and most necessary supplies. One brand of black pen, one brand of blue pen, one brand of highlighters, etc. Anything else is wasteful. And if people require something special, they can be responsible for that themselves. It would ...more »

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