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Create a semi-private cybercrime unit that is completely self-funded to fight identity theft, cyber crimes, etc. This unit must be self-sufficient in terms of funding (e.g. private companies must pay for its services, WA residents may use it for free). The goal is to use state owned IT services and databases to fight cyber crimes, including identity theft. Companies who have interest in protecting their customers and ...more »
Agency expiration date. Implement the concept of expiration date for each agency. Before the expiration date of such agency, it must justify its impact and usefulness for its existence by showing evidence of its claims. If an agency cannot justify its existence, and the evidence doesn't show the need for such agency, then it must cease to exist.
Introduce competition among similar departmental functions. Let's say you have the port of washington with experience on vendor contracts and managing a large scale infrastructure project, and the WSDOT having similar project. Have the two departments (if they are willing) go compete to design, contract, and manage the Viaduct replacement project. Obviously this requires those departments to have similar experiences.
Support new research on recycling, re-use, renewable energy. Stipulate that future earnings and patent related revenue should go back to the state's budget. Invest in our future.
Create incentive through budget reduction for employees. If an agency, department, or team can measure the effectiveness and performance that it provides, and if that same group can reduce its budget without impairing effectiveness and performance, then reward that group with a portion of the reduction as bonus. Alternately each group that requests for budget increase must demonstrate an increase in effectiveness or performance ...more »
create a surplus swapping website to allow various agencies within the state/county/city to swap, donate, or obtain asset, equipment, furniture, cars, etc. Agencies needing new items should try to get them through the surplus inventory before going out to buy new ones.