Showing 8 ideas for tag "cost saving"
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Department of Defense

A software closed loop user feedback process.

Make a policy or law requiring a closed loop user feedback process for new, current and future Government Information Systems (software). This would provide Lean Six Sigma quantifiable data for senior leader decision makers. Not what the vendors, contractors think.

As software products are developed this will ensure the feedback is collected by a closed loop system to measure the usage, effectiveness and correct issues... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Go Virtual

I suggest you...have virtual meetings, trainings, and conferences.

The government is notorious for feeling as though they need to see people face-to-face to get their message across. It is nice to have National Summits face-to-face, but many meetings, trainings, or conferences could be done virtually.
Invest in web conferencing services such as Microsoft's Live Meeting, Cisco Systems Inc.'s WebEx Meeting Center, IBM's... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Adding responsible information to every document (Agency/Branch/Component/Date)

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Add responsible Agency/Branch/Component/Date information to every form, document, manual, publication, or web page.
With this ANY staff member can easily identify the agency to contact when changes are needed in.

Example (FEMA/VA-NPSC/NCT/07-19-2010)

Facts: Thousands of man hours are being wasted every year when publications need to be changed or updated and author is not readily identifiable.
Too often, if... more »

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Legislative Branch

Government-wide standard operating environment

Government wide standard operating environment with files saved on shared folders. The entire government should negotiate software and not Departments and Agencies; we should get a better price. Lost files should be reduced, and all files can be backed up nightly. When a computer hard drive goes bad it can be replaced, the common operating environment installed through ghosting in a matter of minutes and you’re back... more »

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General Services Administration

Implement Electronic Signatures and Documentation

Procurement in the Government currently requires a lot of paperwork, much of which is computer generated. The work that was originally handwritten or typed on paper (filling out forms, commenting on documents, etc.) is now being done on a computer, yet still printed for distribution and storage. Over the years, technology has helped; document scanners have decreased paper flow, but they have not fully removed the need... more »

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National Labor Relations Board

Outside Contractor Rating System and Database

Why do we have seperate outside contractors used for every department? The idea is to have a Federal database built and run by our own IT staff that is used by ALL branches and departments for the hiring, rating, and voting of contractors. We can control the voting system by using a sign in system like the one used on this site. This process will save money immediately by raising competition which in turn lowers cost.... more »

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Department of Commerce

Modify Building Temperatures to Save Energy and Money

Government office buildings are inefficiently climate-controlled. They are uncomfortably cold in the summer, and uncomfortably hot in the winter. Someone who is dressed appropriately for the climate outside has to make extra plans to accomodate opposing conditions inside all day. I understand that federal regulations dictate the temperature that federal buildings must be kept, but overcompensating for external temperature... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Using Technology and Communication to End World Hunger

A Year to End Hunger: Ending the Politics behind World Hunger
By: Simi Atolagbe, MPA
University of Memphis
Spring 2010


A manmade disease called hunger continues to kill millions of children and adults, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers in both developed and underdeveloped nations such as the United States, Africa, India and China. We have been told that there are no solutions. Currently, we live in... more »

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