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Department of Health and Human Services

Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) Initiative

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Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) is one initiative that contributes to solutions for two national issues--(1) the need for alternative energy solutions and (2) solutions to reduce obesity (like Let's Move). The genesis of the idea is to fund (with money otherwise spent on health care costs related to obesity) research, development, and incentivize production of home pedal power technology--like the bicycle powered... more »

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Department of Energy

Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) Initiative

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Tapping Obesity Energy Reserve (TOER) is one initiative that contributes to solutions for two national issues--(1) the need for alternative energy solutions and (2) solutions to reduce obesity (like Let's Move). The genesis of the idea is to fund (with money otherwise spent on health care costs related to obesity) research, development, and incentivize production of home pedal power technology--like the bicycle powered... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Promoting Innovation

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NASA is recognized for innovation. To promote and accelerate the rate of innovation, recommend that NASA be able to retain licensing and royalty fees from patentable intellectual property to be used for self-directed research and development and that responsible inventors share in these benefits. NASA centers should benchmark the technology transfer programs of other national laboratories and all government research... more »

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Department of Defense

Drive Innovation at CO level

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Re-examine the UIC structure and empower (and hold accountable) Commanding Officer's for their budgets. Allowing budgetary control at higher levels hides inefficiencies, discourages innovation, and fails to hold the proper people accountable by enabling diffusion of responsibility. Measure CO's performance year over year on budget execution and allow mechanism to carry a portion of their savings over for projects they... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

5% Time for a New US Government Culture

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Create a generator for innovation and culture change within the U.S. government by using 5% of every civil servant’s time to come up with cost-saving ideas to improve his or her own individual team, division, or agency. It’s the SAVE Award, institutionalized. All civil service employees are held accountable to come up with new ideas, with 5% of their time spent working to improve their immediate work environment to cut... more »

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