Showing 10 ideas for tag "space"
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Social Security Administration

Save Billions of Budget Dollars by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan

I suggest you...save several billion of dollars per year by Using Existing Social Security Offices to Administer New Health Care Plan:
In order to administer the new health care plan established by Congress, the government will have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to set up a service network. It can take GSA 2 to 3 years to build out new office space. I suggest that we use the 1200 or so field offices already... more »

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Department of Justice

Mr. President: TEAR DOWN THESE WALLS!! Elimination of Individual Offices

I suggest you eliminate individual offices in all Federal Buildings and GSA leased space in favor of workgroup areas consisting of cubicles or just desks. This would reduce lease costs, increase energy efficiency, and promote a team-based approach. It would increase accountability and productivity, while also encouraging increased communciation. This could work in conjunction with a teleworking effort which would further... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Save Space

Enforce shared workstations for all employees currently on flex-time. Currently the policy on shared workstations is adhoc and dependent upon Union Support. Negotiate standard agreements across all services and implement. The amount of money saved on rental space would be astronomical

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General Services Administration

Scheduling two Shifts of White Collar Workers per Day Instead of One to Cut Overhead Costs and Carbon Footprint by 50%

This idea would also help us avoid future oil spills by becoming less dependent on foreign oil .At the end of the Industrial Revolution our government entered the White Collar Era. We have grown up during the Information Age which morphed into the Digital Age that we are in right now. We seemed to have forgotten the basic concept that made the Industrial Revolution one of the most important events in human history. "Interchangeable... more »

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Legislative Branch

Extend Human Presence in Space

By finding the dosage of intermittent partial gravity the human body needs to stop bone loss, humans can extend their presence in space more than the current 6 month limit. Extending the true human presence in space saves the government hundreds of millions of dollars per year since they can lower the frequency of space access to change out crews. You start with spinning mice on the ISS in one of three existing short... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Trash Management for Humans Living In LEO

Any trash in habitable areas in space is eventually removed and thrown away. Bringing trash back to Earth along with humans means you could have brought other humans or refurbishable equipment back to Earth but chose to bring trash back instead because it had to be thrown away. Save money, increase crew safety, return more refurbishable equipment by throwing trash away between the periods of time from undocking to entry.... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Reuse of Expended Space Hardware

Much hardware put into space is used once and discarded, burned up in the atmosphere, crashed into the moon, or left stranded in useless orbits and creating orbital debris hazards after meeting initially planned objectives.

Future space operations may capitalize on residual value of such hardware. Everything launched into orbit has potential value from the transportation cost and as raw material for future development;... more »

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Department of Defense

Create a program (i.e. website and policy) for inter-agency sharing of training spaces

Training space in DoD is an expensive commodity. At some point, almost every office needs training space in DoD for a variety of reasons. Some mandatory training, such as Anti-Terrorism or Information Assurance, can be taught in any multipurpose room. However, occasionally training requirements will pop-up that require the use of multiple computer workstations and/or a secured environment. These kinds of rooms are expensive... more »

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