Office of Personnel Management

Unify and streamline security-clearance process

PROPOSAL: Create a single Bureau, perhaps within OPM, DOD or DHS, that specializes in one thing: Doing background checks and security clearances for all other bureaus. RATIONALE: I recently took a federal job that required a security clearance. I had to go through the complete process, despite the fact that I was coming to the agency from the Air Force, which had ALREADY done the EXACT SAME THING. In other words, the... more »

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Department of Commerce

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies that are duplicating efforts. Reward Collaboration by applying a percentage of the cost savings back to sharing some inter-agency funding and centralizing resources. For example, why does a small agency have to spend as much time, effort & funding on organizing a Safety Program as the larger agencies? All the rules & laws apply to everyone. Why can't there be one... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce the Load of DOD Non-military Awards

Revamp totally the part of the DOD award system not associated with military ribbons and medals. Beyond the time-honored system of awarding medals and ribbons to the military members is an incredible plethora of "other awards", mostly for civilians, throughout DOD that have grown up over the decades to the point that the management of this "other awards" system takes untold multi-thousands of labor hours DOD-wide. And... more »

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Legislative Branch

Provide redundant computer systems to process voting results

In order to ensure accuracy of the results, each individual vote will be processed electronically with triple redundancy. If voting of all 3 different electronic processing data agree together, this will indicate good acceptable results.. If they don’t agree, and the final winners were different by the different electronic processing systems, this will indicate invalid results and require repeat of the voting. This... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Eliminate Overlaps in Government Agencies

The most immediate way to save funds would be to eliminate the overlap of actions and responsibilities by government agencies. A recent report showed that over 50 different agencies in the government are monitoring potential terrorists, and they are not sharing info between them. This is even more than before the 9-11-2001 situation that led to the creation of Homeland Security! Their new buildings dedicated to counter-terrorism... more »

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Department of the Interior

One Employee, One Phone

One Employee, One Phone Across the Federal government employees are issued both desk phones and cell phones. The issuance of cell phones increases employee accessibility but also results in duplicative costs for redundant services. This proposal is to remove this duplicative cost by fully requiring employees issued cell phones to use them in lieu of desk phones thereby reducing internal infrastructure support costs... more »

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General Services Administration

Space Savings

Eliminate dual occupancy spaces for individuals based in one office with occasional stays in alternate locations. Currently, there are those that hold space in multiple locations. For example, a GS-15 holds office space in Washington, DC and a secondary space in Indianapolis (complete with conference table and executive furnishings); a location that is visited bi-monthly. This secondary space could accommodate 3-4 employees... more »

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General Services Administration

Universal Federal Fleet Management System

Create centralized federal fleet management system to track utilization of mobile assets so federal fleets may be right-sized, track maintenance costs and trends, gather performance data for analysis and inform consistent strategic decision-making related to fleet acquisitions. Current OMB reporting requires manual input that does not track specific or relevant enough data to a degree of accuracy that provides true insight... more »

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Department of Energy

One Source for Information Management & Productivity Tools; with Specialists to Tailor to Our Needs

A healthy bit of time is spent gaining and preserving access to, and navigating the various, often incompatible info management systems in place. Many of these systems offer productivity tools as a blank slate or template, rather than pre-tailored to specific uses. We have redundancies in iPortal, SharePoint, EIS, CPS, Doc Man, PMC, etc... as well as VPN, Citrix, Online Mail, One Note, etc..., as well as different proprietary... more »

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Department of Defense

Reduce redundant maintenance inputs and eliminate half the work

In our maintenance data system, we have two different sides that need to be updated: maintenance and status. When the work center perfoms a maintenance action, they enter the time they started to work, what they did, and when they finished. The process for them is then to call the people updating the status side. Essentially, the two different inputs are the same. This side of the operation, however, tracks the time... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Eliminate Redundant Agencies/Bureaus/Branches

If you truly want to save money, eliminate unnecessary Bureaucracy. There are many redundancies in the federal government and executive branch. I suggest that you start with DoD: Merge the Marine Corp and the US Army. Make the Marines a special warfare unit of the Army, much like the Airborne, so that the Marines can keep their tradition with out the overhead of a full branch of military. But, don't stop there...... more »

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