By Mr. Lyle Hogue (Office of Business Transformation)July 11, 2012
The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award
On July 10, 2012, President Obama launched The Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award. This annual contest, began by the President in 2009, encourages federal employees to submit ideas for innovative ways to reduce spending within their respective agencies and departments. Since 2009, federal employees have submitted more than 75,000 ideas. These ideas have led to agencies saving hundreds of millions of dollars, rooting out redundancy and waste, and making government more efficient, effective, and accountable to the American people.
The Army Senior Leadership Team wants to make all federal employees aware of the launch of this year's contest and encourages participation throughout the Department. The SAVE Award will run July 10-24, 2012, and one winner will have the opportunity to present his or her idea to President Obama. All contest submissions are confidential, and can be made at http://www.whitehouse.gov/save-award.
The SAVE Award Program allows everyone to have a voice in making the Army better by finding smart, creative ways to do more with less for the American people. Any questions about the SAVE Award should be directed to DoDSAVEAwward@osd.mil.