Executive Office of the President
So many of the ideas posted here are completely viable, some of which require little more than a change in methodology. More than just the top one idea need to be initiated.
Stop feeding the Microsoft monster. Other Operating Systems and Office Software are more secure, more easily managed and way cheaper than Microsoft. They are also just as easy for the average user to use... STOP THE INSANITY.
Linux (Ubuntu, Redhat, etc), Apple OS, Open Office are all cheaper... by FAR.
Put federal stimulus monies behind State and Local government to offer additional revenue to those receiving unemployment insurance for per diem work on direct public works projects. Those that do not or cannot work, are not made to work. Make this an incentive to supplement their income. A percentage of the wage rate can be offset from the unemployment benefits being paid.
In 1979 Jimmy Carter had solar panels placed on the White House roof and in 1986 Ronald Reagan had these cost cutters removed. We are decades behind in having them return. I think the Obama's should set the example and pay for them out of pocket and allow federal employees to help with the expense. I have $100 how about you?
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Create green rooftops on all government buildings when feasable.
I suggest the President host webchats/video conferences in town halls instead of actually going to the town on occasion. The security cost would be much less. Secret Service could remain in Washington with the President. The travel expenses of the President via Air Force One would be eliminated. The President would have more time to work, as he is not traveling.
Specifically address the number of Government Conferences and make them prove an ROI (not just cancel them). Each agency should give the top five agency 'conferences' that are sited at a hotel and conference center and justify the site costs, the staff time to organize the events, and the employee travel to attend.