Department of Education

Training Agency

Stop wasting so much money on training through external sources. I propose that the Government stand up a new organization that is solely responsible for administering training classes to Federal Employees. I work in the technology field and one week classes are often $2,500 per student through an outside company. All that training company does is provide an instructor, who often does this as a side job, for five days.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Require Clinger Cohen Act Awareness Certification on OMB Exhibit 53/300 Submissions

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 »

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Executive Office of the President

Intelligence Community Program Management Best Practices

Develop a web based training program for the IC to teach best practices in program management, acquisition and procurement. The IC could benefit from outstanding practices used by some agencies. Understanding each agency's practices contributes to efficient collaboration and information/resource sharing. There are distinct differences between agencies in establishing milestones, dealing with security constraints, acquisition,... more »

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Department of Defense

Prioritization Training

It is a byproduct of our multitasking culture that many managers, especially middle managers, don't know how to prioritize workload. To many people prioritizing means multitasking, do everything but do it in a random if convenient order. The difference between what is important and what is merely urgent is frequently lost, and nice-to-do's get as much attention as anything else. No thought is given to actually restricting... more »

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General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented... more »

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Legislative Branch

Training

When providing local training of persons new to positions, there should be a manual with lesson plans and exercises with answer keys for the trainer(s), just as I've seen in most educational institutions. The trainer is usually not an experienced professional educator, and likely has been assigned this duty in addition to all the regular duties of their position (with backlog perhaps). Unnecessary man hours are expended... more »

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Department of Defense

COCOM Reorganization of Ground Forces

In an effort to work smarter, reduce un-needed redundancy, reduce our footprint and overhead, and work more collaboratively, there should be an effort within Global Force Management at the COCOM level (mainly CENTCOM, AFRICOM, and SOUTHCOM) to consolidate certain and specific areas. There are an overwhelming number of commands that each have their own full ADMIN/PAY and INTEL departments, several of which are in the same... more »

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Department of Defense

END WASTEFUL SPENDING ON TELECOM AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) - No more rice bowling - please!

SEEK ACCOUNTABILITY OF TECHNOLOGICAL INVENTORY VIA ONE UNIFIED PROCESS AND SYSTEM: In this day and age, the volume of spending on Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) has gone up exponentially. It is an executive manager's nightmare. It impacts all areas of the Armed Forces and Federal Government. By implementing one standardized process and one method of tracking by which all agencies must order and... more »

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Department of State

Being brief and briefing

Brief why - So many words for a simple thing! Not wise. Briefing why - Good to catch up with short briefings from colleagues and supervisors! So here it is, my submission before the extended last day July 29th: Brevity in words not in work Improve work and relations Smile and have patience Gratitude for little things Seize the moment aspire to greatness More partners and friends galore Google and profile... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service.... more »

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Department of Defense

DAWIA and occupational functional training should be greatly accelerated

A common formula of successful organizations includes effective and competent personnel. Currently, our two year DAWIA certification training method allows untrained resources to populate slots within our organizational structure. We should ask ourselves, “Does this add value to the mission?” “Why should new or recently reassigned employees receive full pay grade salaries for two or more years while training?” “Would... more »

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