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Department of Homeland Security

Evaluate/Consolidate SmartPhone Use

Many offices, agencies, and departments issue required smart phones for official use. While there is little doubt this improves communications and work processes by getting responses faster, there is an obvious downside. Primarily, there is an "always on" mentality when carrying a mobile workstation. If left unchecked, this can disturb an already strained work-life balance as well as become a substitute for human interaction.... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Improve communication, accountability and transparency of inter-related work groups

Doing business with inter-office IT groups like security, telecommunications, operations, etc. should be similar to working with outside customers/vendors. Work tickets/contracts should be completed within a timely manner and communication should be performed to let the customer know the status. Currently, we waste valuable time ($) waiting on other work groups to finish tasks because there is nothing pusing them to... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Centralized Management of Telecommunications Resources/Billing

APHIS has had great success in reducing telecommunications costs by implementing these things:
· Centralized oversight of billing. This has reduced the administrative burden of managing, ordering and paying for service and equipment.
· Consolidated account management and services (i.e. agency-wide “friends and family” cellular plan). This reduced the average cost per line of service from $71 to $41.

These efforts have... more »

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General Services Administration

Reduce Telecommunications Costs at the same time facilitating the implementation of telework

Reduce telecommunications cost by eliminating land lines for all employees who have Blackberry or other telecommunications devices. This could also help facilitate a more seemless implementation of telework in that employees would have only one phone number, not one number for the office and a separate one for telework days.

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