Showing 12 ideas for tag "program"

Department of Defense

Retire DCPDS; NEW PROGRAM NEEDED

This idea will take much preplanning, coordination and money to execute. But what will you get in return? DCPDS is an old and outdated program used to execute personnel functions in the DON. Instead of executing patches, how about we revamp the program all together? How about we create this new program to interface with other DON programs--allowing the information to flow to MyBiz, TFMMS, TWMS, DCIPS, DCPS, etc. Allowing... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Military Housing Assistance Program (HAP) Expansion Needed

Housing Assistance Program expansion needed in critical states to avoid foreclosure of homes for military. Amend the law to expand the period of participation in HAP to include homes bought in all of 2006 by military. Current plan limits to homes bought in 30 June 2006 and this is causing many military to face foreclosure, bankruptsy, risk their security clearnance, or even discharge early from service.

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Department of Homeland Security

The Pen Pals Program

A VOLUNTARY program to eliminate the use of issued (free) general purpose pens.

It’s not a lot to ask from each employee.

Implement the program on a voluntary basis- not by forcing an employee to comply, simply state the facts: “We want to save money, and here’s how you can help”.

Explain the incentive: the money saved will go towards ‘x’, for example, “The money saved will create 185 government jobs per annum,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Share and Share Alike (SASA)

In support of the Wellness work/life balance for federal employees, as a less stressed employee is concentrating on the job, I suggest to fill in the gaps in some areas of benefits for federal employees. The result is more employees engaged, a camaraderie of caring, and better use of employees pay. The end benefit is to the government with a federal family that cares. Specifically, programs such as voluntary leave,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Save 100s of billions or trillions of weapons program dollars by fixing FAR and DFARS data rights defects

To properly defend and realize the benefits of trillions of dollars invested in weapon system development, I recommend correcting the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS) deviations from public contract and military procurement data rights statutes. Those FARS deviations make defense and realization of the investment benefits nearly impossible.

The FARS definitions of "computer software" and "computer software... more »

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Department of Energy

New Biodiesel Program to Encourage Renewable Energy Practices

Start a program that will buy the used cooking oil from local restaurants and cafeterias (both in and outside of government) then convert it to biodiesel and sell it to the public. This could be profitable if the used oil could be bought cheap enough and if the biodiesel could be sold for enough to make up for the cost of production. Even if the program broke even, it would be reducing carbon emissions and promoting... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Enterprise Wide Program & Project Management System

Implement a NASA agency wide enterprise portfolio and program and project management system. This will provide enterprise wide visibility for management into costs and progress of all NASA programs and projects. Package software, such as Microsoft Project Server 2010, is already available that can be implemented as a solution for managing programs, projects and the associated costs.

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Small Business Administration

Free OS and Open Source Programs

Change from Windows to a free Operating System (e.g. Linux), this would be extremely beneficial beacuse of the high prices of antivirus and high Windows cost. Also implement the use of Open Source programs such as Openoffice instead of Microsoft Office, these are free and would reduce costs by millions of dollars. Some government agencies already use these, but most don't.

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Department of Energy

One Source for Information Management & Productivity Tools; with Specialists to Tailor to Our Needs

A healthy bit of time is spent gaining and preserving access to, and navigating the various, often incompatible info management systems in place. Many of these systems offer productivity tools as a blank slate or template, rather than pre-tailored to specific uses. We have redundancies in iPortal, SharePoint, EIS, CPS, Doc Man, PMC, etc... as well as VPN, Citrix, Online Mail, One Note, etc..., as well as different proprietary... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Allow conversion of annual leave to cash

Allow employees to convert their annual leave to cash. This would not cost the Gov. any additional money because the leave is already paid for as an employee benefit. Imagine saving leave to help pay for a vacation, pay off some bills, pay college tuition or medical expenses. The Gov. benefits from the program because employees will be in a work status more to save leave for their own personal bonus. It is a win-win situation.... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Ideas for Next Year's Save Award:

1. Focus more on cross-organizational themes. Many of the ideas submitted are government-wide but are under agency categories and vice versa. Some category ideas might be the budgeting cycle, environmental (paper/energy, etc), travel, Personnel/Management, Save Award Program, etc.

2, For the agency level, incorporate as part of your KPI (suggested by the GAO) how many ideas per employee per year are generated. Agencies... more »

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