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What new technologies and strategies can we use to be more open, efficient and save taxpayer money?
(@mikel137)

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Better speedometer

Design and market a speedometer for vehicles of all kinds, based on the fraction of the speed of light at which the vehicle is moving. Or persuade the private market to do it. An aftermarket add-on could be popular among car enthusiasts, and it could be introduced as an item in the luxury car and electric car markets. At first, prototypes could be simply scaled ordinary speedometers based on wheel rotation rates. ...more »

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(@raymondvalente)

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Possible hidden terrorism vehicle

Dear Sir, Please don't blow off as another crackpot with fears of the macro to avoid the micro. There is a new technology the laws have not caught up with that I feel could be used originally by those of the underground but without the knowledge that they were really being manipulated by a foreign governments attempt to hurt the US. One would have to know the technology to know that I was referring to so if you would ...more »

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(@ivantrajkovic)

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Using open source IT equipment

There are really many good open source software solutions out there, such is Liux, Open solaris, android etc.. You can use those software to make data-collection more efficient. here is a example http://www.deviceguru.com/files/linuxstamp_robot-2.jpg Linux robot http://www.deviceguru.com/tiny-6-chip-open-computer-runs-linux/ ex quote .............. The board’s processor, a 180 MHz Atmel AT91RM9200 system-on-chip, ...more »

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(@ebur104075)

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Uniform Allowance

Issue the individual a Charge Card with his/her annual uniform allowance on it that can only be used at the NEX uniform shop or the online Uniform Shop. Basicially, all that can be purchased with the card is uniform items. If it is the wrong size or has to be returned for any reason, it is refunded as a credit to the card. Money not used is recovered.

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(@davehaft)

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Use Services like Gmail, Docs, Voice to SAVE $$$

DoD needs to go green and save a bundle of money in the process. Such a huge agency moving away from Outlook and desktop-based software and communications will enable centralized customer support and... SIMPLIFY THE SYSTEM.

 

There are other things that could be tied in, like MilBook and MilWiki...but adoption will be limited until cloud computing is the norm! Make the switch soon!

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(@yankeedreamer)

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Innovative War Fighting Tools

Please refer to my web site: http://yankeedreamer.org/battle_act_intel_xport.htm I'm a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, with experience in weapons testing and electronics. I would like to contribute my ideas, to support our troops. Two areas where I feel that the Army/Marines could improve on are psychological and unconventional warfare. Revive World War II Tactics that were use prior to the Normandy, namely fake ...more »

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(@kallen19)

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Restructure Military Compensation

I wonder what the cost benefit analysis would say about a compensation package that eliminated the 20 year retirement but paid soldiers a competitive wage. My understanding is that a soldier of 20 years receives 50 percent of his pay for life. So a 38 year old E-6 with 20 years would earn 1700 a month. Assuming this is true and the everage lifespan is 72 the E-6 would earn 694000 over the next 34 years. Might it be better ...more »

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(@ed.a.milligan)

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Eliminate Nat'l Security Budgetary Boundaries

Topic Focus: Title 10 & Title 50 funds related to IT technical solutions. Collaboration and communications tools are agency/service agnostic. When pots of money for the same needs are split between decision makers in two or more organizations, you're more than likely to have a mess on your hands. Perhaps this is why we have different intelligence agencies not on the same page--our tool sets aren't designed to facilitate ...more »

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(@jesella)

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Internal DOD use Real-Time collective opinions software process!

I work for a large non-profit HMO here in CA, as a lab tech. However I am interested in how technology systems can create effective nuanced communication systems, like this website process. 18 years ago I experienced in a community forum in Marin County the demonstration of a audience response wireless, FM based keypad technology with preparatory software that was designed to catalogue, topics-information, present ...more »

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(@ljames8888)

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Wikileaks video

I am not a chemist, but could you make a hat for the war zone press corps that could fluoresce when hit by a laser sight? They'd be hard to duplicate. You could make a pattern to verify the authenticity. They would help decrease errors.

Remember in Desert Storm, we had to mark our vehicles so we wouldn't shoot each other?

Have a good day.

Lori James

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(@ljames8888)

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Re: The whales

During peaceful conditions, you could train the whales to SLOWLY get away from your naval training routes, by pairing alternate signals to the noise buoys. The whales could learn a "safe" sound and a "danger looms" sound, more easily than we can learn to speak whale! Unconditioned/Conditioned stimuli etc. They are so magnificent, I hope that you try to save them, if you can. I really think that sonar panics them and, ...more »

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(@roland.clavien)

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Repetitive Functions

Secretary Gates was recently quoted as asking the military services to take hard, unsparing looks at how they operate. I work in the financial sector of the Army Corps of Engineers and I can asset that there is great wasteful redundancy in this sector. Millions could be saved if repetitive portions of the financial function were eliminated within the Army Corps of Engineers. All it takes is a leader with the strength ...more »

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(@lmonserr)

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better evaluation for combat

While I understand that even those soldiers with a long time in need to serve in every role, I wonder about the wisdom of sending older, less fit soldiers into combat. My brother is 47 and has one rotation left before he can retire. While he is in good shape compared to the average American, he has a bum knee and IS 47. He's just been assigned to a combat position (after serving as a journalist for years). While I'm ...more »

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