Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Eliminate TYPEWRITERS!

Yes, believe it or not, the government still uses them. When I worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission not too long ago, every secretary had one and the agency spent Godknowshowmuch keeping them maintained. What's even funnier is that the sole reason they kept these antiquated dust collectors was so they could quickly date correspondence once it had been signed, as if a regular computer printer or a date stamp ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Eliminate duplicative data systems and passwords that do not share information with each other and are not under our control

Eliminate duplicative computer data systems and passwords for each. HUD is a maze of different databases, each with their own contracting authority, and each requiring different passwords. They do not talk to each other or share information. We are dysfunctional due to the number of contractors involved in our agency. Consolidate systems, use as few passwords as possible and get rid of all the contractors-putting ...more »

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Department of Defense

Air Force Peronnel Center ADOBE and Security

Currently, the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) does not have full Adobe PDF capabilities. Documents can be opened in PDF but users cannot create PDF documents or save them and all paperwork must be converted to PDF to complete our work. For example, when I print a hiring package I print approximately 40 pages of word documents just to scan them into a printer which then creates a PDF. The result is me printing documents ...more »

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Department of Defense

Changing the culture surrounding budgeting

I suggest the government change the way the budget is managed for the military. The way the process is set up now, as the fiscal year comes to a close, the military tries to spend all of their money to ensure that they receive close to the same amount every year. This promotes a culture of wasteful spending, instead of promoting a saving environment. Instead of giving them the same amount of money each year (minus budget ...more »

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