Campaign: Legislative Branch

Review revise Federal Computer Programs

Review all Federal computer programs. Many do not work are inefficient and difficult to navigate even for a computer person. This wastes huge tax dollars and is completely frustrating. Examples: NPS IDEAS, antiquated, poorly designed and locks up often. Review purchasing protocol. Now to purchase something it must be submitted in PMIS, then re-entered in IDEAS. Even worse, If it is facility related you must enter it ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Change of Command Ceremonies

I suggest you have the DOD eliminate Change of Command ceremonies. Read online article: Gen. Alston takes reins of 20th Air Force, http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123212238 or 36th Wing ushers in new CC, http://www.andersen.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123212074 After reading the articles have the GAO calculate the cost of transportation, lodging, and hours of manpower lost to have Wing formations and personnel to ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Fire the useless Perms!

I think It should be easier to fire permenant employees. I see a lot of fat that could be trimmed. Some of these perms do nothing all day or personal work on the gov dime and they know that they can not get fired.

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Replace Office/Cubicle Trash Cans with Recycle Bins

The trash cans within our individual office and cubicle space as well as the restrooms should be replaced with recycle receptacles. The trash receptacles can be relocated to a common area (generally where the community recycle area currently resides) and instead of daily or every other day office/cubicle trash pick-up, we have office/cubicle recycle pick-up. This will promote more recycling and force folks to physically ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

Release Census Address Files

Currently, Census Address Files are not in the public domain. Releasing only the list of address, while protecting personal privacy, would be a boon to private sector while saving other governement agencies resources since they are paying to develop these same addesss lists. For example the broad band mapping program is spending many millions, a nationwide address file would save them millions since they need not compile ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Employee Incentive Program to Decrease Travel Expenses

I suggest you create an incentive program for traveling government employees to lodge at cheaper hotels in order to decrease travel expenses. I envision the incentive program being based on the amount that the lodging expense is under the maximum lodging rate. For example, The maximum lodging per diem rate in Pittsburgh is $119. At this time, a federal employee could stay at a Red Roof Inn for $62.99 per night. If the ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Ecofonts for reduction of the use of printer ink

One of the daily expenses for the government is the money spent on printing supplies, especially ink. The use of special printing fonts could save an estimated 25% on the use of ink for laser and inkjet printers. Through government-wide implementation of software (such as ecofont http://www.ecofont.com/en/products/green/printing/saving-printing-costs-and-eco-friendly/why-ecofont-saves-more-ink-than-century-gothic.html) ...more »

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Campaign: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Reduction in Telephone Expense

Replace expensive and inefficient landline telephones with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones or with a monthly cell phone plane that would be cheaper then such expensive phones. If that is impractical, then set up "phone banks" where several employees can share lines. Most people use their own cell phones anyway.

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Campaign: Office of Personnel Management

Reduce staff travel support for political appointees

Enforce a policy that limits the number of staff accompanying political appointess while traveling. In the past year I have witnessed, on multiple occasions, agency/department heads traveling with as many as 10 staff to locations where agency personnel are located. It is unnecessarily expensive and insulting to those of us located in these 'non-headquarters' locations because it demonstrates a lack of trust that we can ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Justice

Reducing Computer Costs

All government computers should have disk defragmenter softrware installed on them, if not already, and should be kept on all the time. Without this software, hard disks would last 2 years at the most. With this software, hard disks would last between 6 and 10 years, 6 at a minimum. This would not only save money on hard disk replacement, but computer people could save time by not having to manually repair hard disks ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Research Wildlife Biologist

Instead of paying (multiple?) contract companies to handle password resets for the multiple systems we work with (e.g. govtrip, BASIS+, agency network, Lotus notes email), establish a secure website that requires our employee ID cards (smart card) and associated PIN where we can go to remind us what our password is -or to request an automatic reset, which would be the former password with a random number added at the ...more »

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