Showing 22 ideas for tag "collaboration"

Legislative Branch

Web 2.0 - Collaborate Transparently

Push to incorporate Web 2.0 technologies into our various processes. Acquisitions would be a good start. Instead of having a few people develop huge documents (with varying degrees of collaboration with subject matter experts) that then have to go through a litany of reviews, often by high ranking folks with little technical background, allow the development of key artifacts in collaborative, transparent environments... more »

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Other Commissions and Boards

A collaborative approach to oversight and regulation

I think a fundamental way in which the US Government can improve performance is by ensuring agencies/programs in an oversight and/or regulatory capacity provide direct value to the mission as opposed to just creating bureacracy to ensure compliance. There must be a way to govern effectively while at the same time improving how the mission is achieved. For example, reporting requirements should be derived from data/information... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Too much work? Your fellow Feds can help, for FREE!

Just as President Obama is using web-based “crowdsourcing” (a cornerstone of Web 2.0) to get ideas for his Save Award, Federal offices could use web-based crowdsourcing to share their temporary excess workload with other Federal offices that have temporary excess human capital. For example, an authorized employee with a backlog of audio files that need to be transcribed could post a request for assistance on a secure... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Best Practice Collaboration

Best Practice Collaboration - use of software systems such as OneNote to ensure “Best Practice” delivery among co-workers since each employee would have the same access to vital pieces of information across departments and services. Additionally, in order to establish these best practices it would involve and promote team collaboration and insight.

Cost savings would come from various areas:

1. Elimination of paper... more »

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Department of Defense

Integrate Enterprise 2.0 to Foster Collaboration, Innovation

Integrate Enterprise 2.0 concepts throughout the federal government to foster collaboration across the workforce and harness knowledge based on digital platforms. Enterprise 2.0 is a series of web-based technologies (like Web 2.0) to foster collaboration and integration across an extended enterprise. Many agencies have blogs, which can be expanded to allow for collaboration across each organization or major program. Wikis... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidate Operations Centers

Each area within DHS seems to run its own security operations center, with seemingly no cross-agency coordination. In some cases, this unnecessarily complicates communications between different agencies. By fostering agencies and component collaboration as well as consolidating operations centers, DHS could take advantage of economies of scale to reduce the number of real estate contracts to manage and reduce space costs,... more »

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Department of State

Reduce U.S. Diplomatic / State Dept. Secrecy and Related Investments in Classified Information Technology Systems

The U.S. Department of State spends far too much on maintaining a large-scale classified system. We are and will continue to be constantly short of IT resources. Maintaining a large-scale classified IT infrastructure is wasteful and largely counter-productive for American diplomacy. In this regard, as famous U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador George Kennan argued:

"Diplomacy, after all, is not a conspiracy.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Government-wide Wiki for Interagency Info Sharing & Idea Exchange

A fully indexed and searchable wiki (or document management system) that would allow designated personnel within each agency/component/office to share (and update) information and ideas.

Range of uses may depend on each participant's function, but the wiki format is flexible enough to accommodate descriptions of available services, processes and procedures, FAQ, current project descriptions, best practices, potential... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Open Development Marketplace | Collaborative Platform for Cross-Government Web & Application Development

New tools & a new emphasis on collaboration demand a shift away from the traditional paradigm of web & application development to a more open & innovative model. By creating an open marketplace, government agencies can collaborate on code development - everything from code snippets to fully-developed applications. All agencies will benefit from this repository of shared knowledge enabling anyone to use, modify and/or... more »

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Department of Energy

Save Billions Through Domestic Production of Green Fuel - an Energy and Defense Collaboration

Proposition: By driving the development of domestic sources of biofuels at a mass scale, the Government can:

-Save the country billions of dollars

-Help drive down our trade deficit

-Reduce carbon emissions, and

-Keep our military men and women safe

We propose that DOE and DOD work together to purchase biorefinery capabilities across the country.

Let us tell you how this could work...

Current State: We import 63%... more »

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Department of Transportation

Coordination of inhouse software innovations

A lesser known government resource is employees that are able to develop innovative software to streamline office processes. This talent exists and is used, but often only at a local level. The resulting innovations could be used by multiple offices or organizations, but often are unknown beyond the inventor's office. This limits their use, results in duplication of efforts, and hinders cooperation. The inventors are... more »

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