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Department of Commerce

Replace Outlook with Open Source Thunderbird

Replacing Outlook Express with Mozilla Thunderbird Government wide will save millions of dollars a year by not having to pay for a email client for employees. Thunderbird can be much safer because Outlook is basically tied into Windows in a way where if Windows has a exploit, it can potentially create an exploit for Outlook. Thunderbird can be just as safe but we would not have to waste thousands of dollars on buying... more »

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Department of Commerce

Replace Outlook Express with Open Source Thunderbird

Replacing Outlook Express with Mozilla Thunderbird Government wide will save millions of dollars a year by not having to pay for a email client for employees. Thunderbird can be much safer because Outlook is basically tied into Windows in a way where if Windows has a exploit, it can potentially create an exploit for Outlook. Thunderbird can be just as safe but we would not have to waste thousands of dollars on buying... more »

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General Services Administration

Free and Open Source Software

The federal government should use free and open source software (FOSS) such as the Ubuntu operating system and the OpenOffice office suite whenever these products are competitive with similar commercial software. This would result in substantial monetary savings on licensing fees for commercial software with no loss of productivity.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

http://www.openoffice.org/

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Legislative Branch

FREE Travel Accommodations

In an effort to SAVE MONEY, ALL government employees should be required to use frequent flyer miles and hotel points to "purchase" government travel accommodations, when the miles and hotel points credits are earned during government travel. Currently, when you travel and earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, you cannot use the earned points for future government travel. Therefore, I am suggesting that you not... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Testing free open source software

There are free open source software packages that have the capabilities to meet most computing needs. However, it is my understanding that there is little investment on testing open source software to determine whether it meets the security standards of the Agency. I feel that the government can save money by establishing an open process for accepting requests, choosing and testing some of the suggested open software,... more »

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