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.
I suggest that management be made to utilize employees in house and in their own component before venturing out and brining people in from other regions and across the country when they already have employees in the office that can do the work. They have employees even asking to be moved to another center, team, etcc in the same office to do different work and it is not allowed. Meanwhile managment will bring someone... more »
Increase Clinger Cohen Act (CCA) literacy. Professionalize how Clinger Cohen Act is implemented by requiring all information technology personnel have the Core Competencies added to their training portfolio. Introduce annual Clinger Cohen Act training. Require agencies certify in their annual 53s/300s that IT program personnel have read the Clinger Cohen Act Core Competencies. Like so many excellent laws, the Clinger... more »
I suggest you provide buses that will pick and drop employees to and from work and then eliminate transportation allowances
DHS and SSA review current policy and procedures for all military AMC terminals overseas. There are "all" foriegn staff members NOT one single American responsible for the issusing, and screening of flights leaving and heading to not only the USA but other ally countries. Light bulb should be going off in somebodies head? Is this an vulunerbility or loop hole in our security system that will come back to "haunt" us later??... more »
On our military base, some General's and their spouses have expectations that they can remodel their government-owned home any way they want. Recently, a General requested a countertop be removed from a historic home on the base to be installed in his interim home. The reason was that the General's wife did not like the current countertop, however they would be living in the home for 1 year or less while their permanent... more »
I suggest you reduce some of the too many lights in the Embassy compound to save energy and cut electricity bills