Eliminate the use of time-limited appropriations. The funds expiration incentivizes wasteful spending at year-end.
I suggest changing the mindset when it comes to execution of organizational budgets. This idea is not easy due to appropriation law, but a solution can be worked out. My main point is that if an organization does not fully execute their budget at the end of the fiscal year, particularly if the funding expires, the impact can be doubly damaging. By this I mean that the organization loses money for the current year, ...more »
I wrote a document about six years ago on the need to restructure and reorganize DoD for the 21st century. It will save billions of dollars and also change the way warfare is conducted. Please send me an email address where I can send this document to or call me at (717)-605-2298.
Implement energy saving technology on Government installations using current ideas & technology to generate an energy surplus which can be donated to impoverished area or public education institutes, such as wind generation units, solar power generation plants, rain barrels for water reclamation, bio-diverse recycling for energy generation
Generate an Executive order mandating all Federal Agencies to establish Telework policies guaranteeing minimum 2 days a week to all qualified employees. This will reduce traffic, pollution, infrastructure, and agency energy overhead costs.
During snow/weather emergencies, mandatory Telework should be implemented.
Reduce the number of desktop computers and networking infrastructure that cost ever increasing amounts to service and protect. Replace networked computers where possible with cheaper handhelds and netbooks with no loss of productivity.
Consolidate all telecommunications in the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Military Departments and Defense Agencies have duplicate systems that overlap. We move the circuits and services to the DISN, turn off the duplicative circuits, and reduce overseas telecommunications staffs.
The Government Green Box is a reusable, environmentally friendly Tupperware. Government employees could purchase this Green Box at any government cafeteria and then reuse it every time they purchase food from the cafeteria. The person could receive 5 cents off their food purchase by bringing his/her own container. If a container is needed then the customer would be charged 5 cents. This idea not only cuts down on waste ...more »
Introduce a spending moratorium on new, large IT programs for a year. Require agencies during this time to conduct a 100% audit review of existing IT programs during this timeframe with the aim of confirming efficiency, performance, progress, and spending. Validate funds programmed or requested in current and previous two fiscal years were actually applied for the intended purpose. Programs that have been renamed or ...more »
I suggest that printers across ALL government agencies have the default printing mode be double sided. This would drastically reduce the quantity of paper used - both a cost savings and green w.r.t. to paper use reduction. Typically printer setups are defaulted to single sided or don't have the ability to print double sided. The average person doesn't think about using double sided, if possible, but would if the printers ...more »
Frequently an organization’s end of the year leftover funds are spent, many times frivolously, to justify next year’s budget. Instead of penalizing an organization with left over funds, reward and allow them to maintain the same budget.
I suggest that contractors be made to foot the bill for mistakes and or goof up when working for government agencies. Contractors given the contract to renovate the main campus has evidently done something wrong and it appears that it will cost the agency lots of money and is inconvencing employees. What ever the cost, I believe the contractor should absorb the damages and not come out of agency funds.