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Lease IT equipment/do not refresh monitors

Lease your computers instead of purchasing them. With a lease, the old computer is returned. This eliminates the need for DRMO involvement in the disposal of old govt IT equipment.

Example: A computer that costs $850 can be leased for appeox $250/year. If we tech refresh every 3 years, this is $750 v. $850, a savings of $100, plus savings on DRMO. If the govt purchases 100,000 computers/year, this is a savings of... more »

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Use tablets instead of wasting paper for briefings

In my organization we have many many powerpoint briefings we build and meetings to attend. Each person prints multiple versions of multiple chart presentations each day wastings tons and tons of paper annually. Why don't we have each person get issued either a netbook or a tablet which can be easily purchased for about $200 these days? This way the person attending the briefing could simply plug the tablet into their... more »

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Energy on post

On a military post there are hundreds of computers that run 24/7/365. They are what is called a "vampire" appliance. How much energy would we save if we turned them off at the end of the day? I know that everyone wouldn't remember to do this. One way is to install a green switch that sits by the regular light switch to cut power to the outlet. So no energy would be wasted through the night or holidays and weekends.... more »

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Can the Guard Help Out?

I am a member of the National Guard and have heard a lot of complaints about members not being able to complete their mission essential tasks in regards to training and actual on the job training with their specific job descriptions, example: construction equipment operators not being able to get enough stick time on equipment, carpenters not being able to build structures etc, in general the armories and training sites... more »

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DoD Thin client laptop implementation

Innovation: In today's DoD environment, people need computers to get their jobs done. Most users have computers complete with a processor, RAM, hard drive, applications, etc. In a lot of cases, users also have multiple computers at their desk to work different levels of classification. The truth is, the cost for all this extra hardware, space, cooling, power, software licensing, etc. is unnecessary. In fact, thanks... more »

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Electronic Focus On Networking Endeavors (E-FONE)

Skype service allows people to communicate through the Internet. The service can be used either solely as a telephone or as a telephone with visual transmission capabilities. That is, people may merely use Skype to speak with one another or to speak and simultaneously see one another. Skype is free whether used locally or internationally. All that is needed to use Skype are computers with Internet access. Skype could... more »

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Open Resource Sharing

Reduce overall IT operational costs through interagency resource (hardware, software and technical support services) sharing and hot seat computing.
Millons of dollars are spent annually within DoD to sustain current infrastructures, procure hardware and software and IT support services. These costs are incurred by each individual federal agency, service component, base and station.

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Governmental Community Computer Grid

Currently all government agencies have a vast array of personal computers. Typically government employees only use a portion of the computing power of these computers in their official duties. The untapped processing time of computers represents a vast untapped resource to the government.

The software exists to take large complex computations typically handled by supercomputers and parse out small parts of these... more »

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How to save power and still auto-update Gov PCs

Require all government computers to automatically turn off after 1+ hours of not being used. If Windows Systems Management Server or WSUS needs to push updates out, have the remote server use Wake-On-LAN to fire up the computers for updates and then send the remote shutdown command. This solves the problem having to have the computers on for updates, and saves power when they are not being updated. This would not be... more »

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