Department of Defense

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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

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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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Department of Energy

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Meetings using Technology not Travel Dollars

Technology like webinars and video conferences must be implemented into the federal governmet. These tools allow the amount federal workers travel to significantly decrease. Travel is a very costly part of the federal budget. Many of these types of services, like video conference calling, are at federal sites however they do not seem to be preferred. If a meeting can take place via video or web and have the same productivity ...more »

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Department of Transportation

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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 Energy

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let's get off the grid- develop energy solutions for homeowners

develop and commercialize an electricity generating technology such as hydrogen fuel cells for use by homeowners to suplement or replace electricity usage. This would reduce electricity demands on electricity providers and make individual homes and homeowners more self-sufficient. Would be able to integrate with solar and wind technologies depending on local conditions.

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Executive Office of the President

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Instead of using proprietary operating systems Like Microsoft consider going to an Open Database Standard like Ubuntu.

Why continue to pay for proprietary operating systems like Microsoft when open database standard products like Ubuntu are available for free. The government pays millions every year for Microsoft enterprise licenses, for not only its operating system (Windows) but for its Office suite browser etc. All of these products are available in the open database standers arena and all are configured to work with Ubuntu. On ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

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Allow The 100MPG Car By Laws Protecting Invention Sales

Legally stop the buying of inventions/devices that improve the mileage of cars so the technology won't go to waste. There have been patented inventions that increase MPG of a car by 25-200% by various methods. For example, a man designed a motorcycle that got over 400MPG for a Honda contest. Honda gave him a cushy job and destroyed the prototype. This must be stopped so we can have 100MPG cars. You could use legislation ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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Allow Fuel Saving Inventions to Market BY LAW!

Legally stop the buying of inventions/devices that improve the mileage of cars so the technology won't go to waste. There have been patented inventions that increase MPG of a car by 25-200% by various methods. For example, a man designed a motorcycle that got over 400MPG for a Honda contest. Honda gave him a cushy job and destroyed the prototype. This must be stopped so we can have 100MPG cars. You could use ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Government-Wide Knowledge Management Initiative

The federal government should implement a knowledge management initiative across federal agencies. Knowledge Management, or "KM" for short, has recently gained significant interest in several federal agencies drawn by its potential to increase productivity and decrease redundancies and inefficiencies. KM is a way of formally evaluating an agency’s current state of knowledge capture, sharing and flow, and determining ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Open Systems Approach to Peducing Software Complexity

Proposal: Change the way the government develops software so make it more efficient, more stable, less complex, and less costly. Use Coherent Object System Architecture (COSA) to develop true state machines for software. Statement of Reasoning: Software has become a dominate cost to the government and to industry. Reducing the complexity of software can significantly reduce the cost to produce software. COSA has ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

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Utilize Solar Panels in arid regions.

In areas where we have plenty of surface area and abundant sunshine we should make the best use of both. Let us the cover the tops of buildings and parking structures with solar panels. Buildings and structures serve a purpose, which is to protect us from the elements; however the tops of these structures just take up space - let us use them to their fullest capability. We should not be so dependent on fossil fuels ...more »

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Department of Commerce

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Embrace Technology: Implement Computer-Based Interactive and Adaptive Training

The US Census Bureau has spent millions of dollars over the last year simply to train their staff and field employees. A large amount of this training was repetitious, most notably when previous employees were brought back for new operations and subsequently re-trained on the payroll procedures, Privacy Act regulations, and countless other topics that are not operation-specific. Thousands of employees were also forced ...more »

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