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Have the ability to see in real time complete financial status of projects

Managing projects efficiently has been a challenge at NASA White Sands Test Facility, or WSTF because required data was scattered across various databases and often was not current. The problem was solved by interfacing the different databases and consolidating the data in one location, named the Project Lead Task Order Status Report, or PL TOSR. The PL TOSR system generates real-time spending reports and allows project ...more »

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CUT RED TAPE with a RedTapeCutter website

Please go here to see a screen shot: http://sites.google.com/site/redtapecutter/ This is an idea designed for NASA, but if successful, it could be implemented at other agencies too. The idea saves tax payer dollars and reduces bureaucracy and red tape. I suggest that each federal agency implements a RedTapeCutter web site. The RedTapeCutter would allow you to identify a system that wastes your time and allow you ...more »

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Fully Fund NASA

Fund NASA at the highest possible level. NASA returns 7 TIMES the money invested and is the only government agency with a positive return on investment. 700% is the MINIMUM that has been reported in NASA's history, with the amount being as high as 1,700% during the Apollo era.

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Flexible Work Environment

I propose we eliminate the 1950’s cube farm approach from our federal offices and create a more flexible work environment. There are two keys issues here I want to present: 1. Elimination of government issued desktop computer, desk phone, laptop and cell phone. With 67% of Americans of working age owning a personal laptop (and cell phone), government provided office hardware is a duplication of what our employees already ...more »

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Lights Out

I suggest you...save money and conserve energy by using less lights in all government buildings during the daylight hours. Most government facilities have motion detectors for offices and hallways that only power down the lights when there is no movement detected, however, just becuase someone is physically present in an office building doesnt mean their location requires the use of overhead lighting. Most buildings ...more »

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Stop Fund Reductions

Stop reducing funds for an agency if they don’t use all of the allocated funds for the FY. Projects that are not completely necessary have been started just so the organizations fund will not be reduced next FY. If the threat of fund reduction is gone, procurement will no longer have to spend money just for the sake of spending money.

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Promote Open Source Software

Do more to promote the use of Free and Open Source Software in federal agencies. There are many cases in which open source software performs just as well as its proprietary counterpart but does so without the need to purchase expensive licenses. Ubuntu as a replacement for Microsoft Windows is worth evaluating as is OpenOffice as a replacement for Microsoft Office. It is also often possible to purchase corporate support ...more »

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A Smart-Dress Enviroment Equals Energy Cost Savings

All agencies have a culture that promotes a business dress policy. This means that suit jackets and other heavy clothing are worn. This equates to environmental controls being set to accommodate the comfort needs of the over-dressed. I would propose that agencies adopt a “Smart Dress” policy. If we dress with the season/forecast in-mind, light and breathable material when it’s hot and insulating materials when it’s cold, ...more »

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