Environmental Protection Agency

Stop preserving looks and start using efficent windows, doors, and elevators

Do away with the rule that old government buildings have to preserve things that are non-funtional, always breaking, and not energy efficient for the sake of it being "original" or "antique" parts or structure. Example, the elevators are slow, repairs take weeks because parts aren't available, not made anymore, doors and windows the same. We have single pane windows and doors, some with gaping holes all around it, letting ...more »

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General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Legislative Branch

FIX THE SYSTEM - THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE!

We are trying to save a few drops at the faucet when there are massive leaks (waste, mismanagement, incompetence, abuse) and theft (fraud) at the pumps and pipes. When revenue is drying up, we need to be thinking of a TRILLION not a measley million. I recommended the following actions last year, please be serious this time. - Install a strong and effective internal control system. Without it, any business will fail, ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Replace Cash

Printing money is expensive. We could save money with an automated system. I propose we show our patriotism by getting an American flag tattooed onto our hand – or some patriotic Americans can have it on their forehead. The flag will be specially coded with a small bar code under it that is unique for every citizen. A database will keep track of each person’s accounts. To enforce this system, cash will become void ...more »

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Department of Defense

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government spending – save billions of dollars!!!

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government costs – save billions of dollars! According to the GAO 2005 report approx. $7billion of defense spending a year is being executed under Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs). Due to the lack of cost control under UCAs, the government is exposed to billions of dollars of wasted/uncontrolled spending with little to no accountability. I propose the government implementing ...more »

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Department of Defense

DOD-Navy-Regional Shore Infrastructure services/support

The Regional Shore Infrastructure program in the Navy, which forces small commands to have the large "region" provide all their support services, is incredibly inefficient in that there is no accountability for services that are not provided or provided incorrectly. The small command ends up paying costs that are an order of magnitude higher than it would cost to get these services elsewhere, and, there is no recourse ...more »

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Department of Defense

DOD-Navy-Regional Shore Infrastructure services/support

The Regional Shore Infrastructure program in the Navy, which forces small commands to have the large "region" provide all their support services, is incredibly inefficient in that there is no accountability for services that are not provided or provided incorrectly. The small command ends up paying costs that are an order of magnitude higher than it would cost to get these services elsewhere, and, there is no recourse ...more »

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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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Department of Defense

Improve Hiring Process

I think the goverment could save considerable money by modifiying their hiring process. They could negotiate a salary and make a job offer up front and upon acceptance of the job offer they could proceed instead of completing many costly efforts before knowing if the potential employee will even accept their offer. Some of those costly efforts are: going through the costly and time-consuming clearance process until an ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Default Typeset

Change all default typeset to Century Gothic, which saves 30% more ink than Arial. This would result in millions of dollars in savings for the government, with a very simple change.

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Legislative Branch

Return politics to being a "service" not a career.

Reduce the salaries of Political Positions. Political service to our country should be volutary "service" i.e. because you want to do good and give of yourself, not because it's a cushy fat paycheck. There are some Key Political Offices that should earn a salary that's somewhat compensatory...but not of itself a career maker. Congress/Senate positions should be "service" positons with exception of maybe certain commity ...more »

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Other Defense Civil Programs

Reduce Paper Waste by Using Dual Sided Paper Printing

My suggestion is to set up the printers to print dual sided. I know it is not as probable to go to a paperless system but we can reduce the amount of paper we use just by printing on both sides of the page and it would cut our paper consumption down by half. Instead of printing out a 50 page document, why not print out a 25 page document front and back??

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Legislative Branch

C.A.R.T. - internal flea online market for surplus supplies, equipment, furniture

I suggest you...require all federal orgs to add the C.A.R.T. (Capital Asset Reutilization Tool – the “C” means something else for us locally, but “Capital” would be a good substitute for mass application) to their organizations and intranets, with a requirement for all personnel to review C.A.R.T. prior to placing a purchase request. My org developed and has already installed this system. I am suggesting a wider use ...more »

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