The first year’s winner suggested that medications and supplies used to treat VA patients be sent home with the patients rather than destroyed. This idea alone will save the American people an easy $14.5 million before 2014.
In 2011 the top idea suggested establishing a centralized tool repository, or “lending library,” for NASA employees to use when developing and building space flight projects. His idea alone received nearly 40% of the total online votes.
And these just represent the winning ideas. Dozens of the most promising ideas have been included in the President’s Budget, specifically in the Terminations, Reductions, and Savings section that are saving taxpayer’s millions of dollars every year.