USAF Asks Airmen, Civilians to Sound Off on Uniforms, Appearance Regs

When it comes to telling its troops how to suit up and stay sharp-looking, the Air Force wants to make sure Airmen feel like their perspectives matter.
Service members and civilians can submit their ideas by logging into USAF’s IdeaScale platform, navigating to its homepage, and locating the “Dress and Appearance” tile there, a USAF release stated. New IdeaScale users can sign up for the platform with their Common Access Cards, it noted.

Cleveland Cavaliers Use ‘Mousetrap Team’ To Improve Through Innovation

With no basketball to lean on, the Cavaliers’ organization is turning to innovation to grow.
The Mousetrap campaign’s impact extended beyond the confines of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse when Ideascale recognized it in its annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. It made the Cavaliers the first major league sports team to win the award.

Cleveland Cavaliers Become First Major League Sports Team to Win Ideascale’s Innovation Management Award

“We strive to innovate, and this recognition proves that we are thinking outside the box on ways to engage and ‘find a better way.’”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been recognized by Ideascale, the leading crowdsourcing and innovation software provider, in their annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. The Cavaliers are the first major league sports team to win the award.

NASA crowdsourcing initiative sparks more than 200 employee-driven ideas to fight coronavirus

Ask the NASA workforce to stay home and it’s not long before its engineers, developers and other scientists are looking for ways their organization can help during the coronavirus pandemic.
For this particular “[email protected]” call, Administrator Jim Bridenstine challenged the workforce to focus on providing personal protective equipment, developing new ventilation devices and using big data to monitor and track the spread of coronavirus. A team of NASA leaders reviewed the ideas and determined how the agency could scale and expand them, and more than 4,000 employees voted and commented on the submissions, Mangum said.

Senate to vote on $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

The Labor Department of Labor said it will host a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Anybody interested can participate online at from March 23 through March 29 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks today at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.

FEMA announces forum to crowdsource best practices for COVID-19 response

The ‘Ideascale’ space is looking for ideas related to protecting vulnerable populations and managing supplies
The FEMA Continuous Improvement Program is using an online platform to crowdsource best policing, enforcement and safety practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor Agency Seeks Compliance Input on COVID-19 Programs

The Labor Department is seeking input by March 29 on how to implement a COVID-19 relief measure, the department said March 23 in an email.
Employers were encouraged to use an online portal,, to share perspectives on compliance-assistance materials for use in developing guidance, resources, tools, and outreach approaches. The information would help employers and employees understand responsibilities and rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Pub. L. 116-127), which was signed March 18 by President Donald Drumpf.

Luke AFB, ASU idea is co-winner in annual Air Force competition

Trio designed and tested low-cost, mobile threat emitter system
Airmen submit their ideas through the Ideascale website, and finalists are chosen to present their ideas to Air Force senior leaders at the Air Warfare Symposium. The finalists compete for the funding, personnel or other necessary resources to implement their ideas.

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