Make an instruction that dictates that personnel that are finished with their computer for the day turn off their monitor.
The software exists to take large complex computations typically handled by supercomputers and parse out small parts of these... more »
Developing new systems using open standards for IT projects would allow for future interoperability with numerous systems and decrease costs. It also allows future computer purchases to be vendor neutral. For example, it would allow users to not have to use IE6 on their computers for web browsing or buying Windows XP when free versions of software would work in its place.
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.
Combining or sharing resources... more »
Sleep mode allows the computer to basically shut off except it saves all the work on the desktop after a set time frame. Suggestion would be one hour of inactivity. The user then would only need to press the space bar and the computer is on and able to be logged into to continue work.
Most users are instructed to leave computers on all the time for updates etc.... more »
Even in sleep modes, a computer and monitor may consume up to 60 watts. Considering the number of computers used by the federal government and the number of hours the computers are not in use, huge savings are possible.
Windows operating systems have a hibernation function which... more »
Better computer classes for federal employees. This would lessen the impact of computer related headaches and support related costs using education.
Consider using different computer operating systems and email systems. Replace Microsoft XP with a newer version of the Windows operating system, or better yet, the Mac OS X operating system. Consider using something other than Lotus Notes as well.