Department of Defense

Business Systems Data Deduplication

Data Deduplication would reduce the cost of IT infrastructure by more than half and result in far fewer technical and administrative errors. An example is that two DoD ERP Systems where one system passes 8.2 million transactions to the second system which passes 7.5 million transactions back - each day. This communication adds nothing of value. The result is that the ratio of DoD IT overhead to systems operations... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Center Operation

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has a staffing of about 1200 personnel half of which are civil servants and the remainder contract staff with over 30 contractors of varying sizes. Each contractor has to have their own administrative and management staff and develop their own policies and procedures in conformance with center policies and procedures. Thus, all contractors must have their HR and payroll personnel... more »

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Department of State

Get a significant + Impact & Improvement in business/processes by empowering employees with a formal KMN* on Process Analysis

I suggest you... the creation of an collective force (*KMN: Knowlege Management Network) with all employees, to deal with improvements of processes designed by adding value while transforming inputs into useful outputs (material, labor, energy, and capital equipment) in the public operations. At present, the knowledge of the process analysis discipline has been reserved for few engineers, MBAs, and senior levels, underestimating... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate Operations Centers

Each area within DHS seems to run its own security operations center, with seemingly no cross-agency coordination. In some cases, this unnecessarily complicates communications between different agencies. By fostering agencies and component collaboration as well as consolidating operations centers, DHS could take advantage of economies of scale to reduce the number of real estate contracts to manage and reduce space costs,... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Reduce Descoped and Unused Facility O&M Costs

Facility planning is too often reactive to budget or mission changes. Reactive approaches to descoping program changes result in unnecessary O&M costs and belated mothball, abandon, and demolition actions. Existing facilities planning charters should institute a proactive process to frequently evaluate potential program, installation, infrastructure, and facility mission changes and the resultant operations and maintenance... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Improve communication, accountability and transparency of inter-related work groups

Doing business with inter-office IT groups like security, telecommunications, operations, etc. should be similar to working with outside customers/vendors. Work tickets/contracts should be completed within a timely manner and communication should be performed to let the customer know the status. Currently, we waste valuable time ($) waiting on other work groups to finish tasks because there is nothing pusing them to... more »

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Department of Transportation

Downsize the FAA Operations

In fiscal 2011, the FAA budget will be about $16.4 billion.1 Of the total, $9.7 billion will go toward "operations," which includes $7.6 billion for air traffic control operations, $1.3 billion for safety regulation and certification, and $0.8 billion for other functions. In addition, the FAA will spend $3.3 billion in 2011 on capital investments in ATC facilities, equipment, and research. Most of the rest of FAA's budget,... more »

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