Showing 22 ideas for tag "collaboration"

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 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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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 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 Commerce

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies

Work Smarter. Reduce Redundant Programs between Agencies that are duplicating efforts. Reward Collaboration by applying a percentage of the cost savings back to sharing some inter-agency funding and centralizing resources.
For example, why does a small agency have to spend as much time, effort & funding on organizing a Safety Program as the larger agencies? All the rules & laws apply to everyone. Why can't there be one... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Wiki platform for number-crunchers in government

Federal government workers are often not permitted to use web tools that are hosted on non-government web sites, so for example it is administratively hard (though not technically hard) to create a collaborative wikpedia-like glossary of terms used within and across government agencies for the benefits of their new employees.

Proposal: create a computer platform for economists, statisticians, and other white collar workers... 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 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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Department of Defense

Skills Database

Create and implement a Skills Database (Searchable) in which employees place their resumes - to include training, as well as objective and goals. Managers throughout the Intelligence Community may have a need for a detail - maybe just a few weeks or six months - and be able to search the database for a candidate. Some people might like to detail to get cross-training experience while others would like the experience... more »

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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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National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

Save $, Eliminate Data Stores And Rebuild Our Information Stores or Libraries

Save $, Eliminate Data Stores And Rebuild Our Information Stores or Libraries

The average person cannot distinguish between data and information. Raw data has no value. It is sort of like if you took all of the books out of the library and just put them in a pile or if you just put all of the books in a library but in no logical sequence, pattern or without any methodology. Without the organized library, card catalogs,... 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 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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