District of Columbia

Using Voice over Internet Protocol establish Government regional phone numbers that STAY with the government employee - no need

Using Voice over Internet Protocol establish Agency wide phone numbers for local areas - no need to print new business cards and saved time hunting down people. A new employee that gets hired gets assigned a number from a central office. They keep this number through moves up, lateral or whatever. No more reprint business cards or tracking down the guy who used to sit there before you. Savings through efficiency. ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Reduce or Eliminate land line phone services

At NASA, all employees are assigned a desktop (and or laptop) computer and a land line phone. The fees associated with the services can be reduced or eliminated by purchasing Analog to Digital adapters that allows you phone to connect to your computer. Basically, this is making use of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. There are many services currently available to consumers, such as Vonage, for example, ...more »

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Department of State

Converge Embassy and Consulate Voice systems

Converge all Embassy and Consulate Voice systems The current voice systems deployed throughout our embassies and consulates worldwide consist of multiple vendors and systems with no real standard in place. The only standard that seems to be in place is to continue to throw money at Nortel to provide a product that is less than adequate and outdated. Private Branch Exchange (PBX)s were a 10 – 15 year investment 20 years ...more »

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Department of State

Technology changes that can save money

My idea is actually multiple tech ideas that combined can save the state department allot of money. First idea is simple, expand Voice over IP in order to allow free or low cost phone calls from posts overseas to the U.S. or posts to posts and beyond. VoIP should act as a portal for most, if not all, local and long distance calling when practical. Second idea, My idea is to utilize (with some minor modifications and ...more »

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