Department of Defense

Consolidated Basic Training

How about a joint service basic training regimine for all branches. Instead of training an Airman, a Soldier, etc, etc, why not train "a military member?" Once they graduate, you send them to a tech school for which ever branch they enlisted in just like normal. Each service could be represented at various training camps so recruits would be exposed to every branch from day one and would work together better as a team... more »

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Department of Labor

Save Billions and Get More out of Paying Unemployment

Unemployment should be revised to be a more of Central "Job Corp" of sorts. Spending on unemployment when there is no work of value being performed is a losing proposition. My idea would be to still provide benefits, but the recipients would instead, be performing valuable work in return for the checks received. People could be employed in any number of areas on projects that range from Public Services to Infrastructure... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Budgeting Efficiency

One of my ideas that could help save the Federal government money would be to restructure budgeting practices. To my understanding, many agencies currently must use all their allocated funds or risk losing unused funds for the next financial period. This leads budget managers to have the “use it or lose it” mentality which of course leads to lots of extra, inefficient spending in order that their funding not shrink.... more »

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Department of Energy

Rewarding Managers For Budget Savings

My proposal for the SAVE Award is to create an incentive that rewards managers (federal or contractor) for finding ways to save the annual budget funds within their organization, while still providing the same or even better levels of service. To many managers, this type of incentive will provide the avenue to actively evaluate their organization’s efficiency. Once the managers start implementing more efficient ways... more »

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Department of Agriculture

USDA computer equipment inventory attic

I suggest you use the “Big Fix” computer software that automatically performs software updates for AMS and other USDA Headquarter’s networked computers that identifies network equipment. It’s a defacto inventory identification system across AMS and USDA. We’re certain that as agencies upgrade PCs, laptops, printers, scanners, etc., the inventory of equipment being surplused or replaced across AMS and (more interestingly)... more »

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