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NASA INternal Memo: Message from the Administrator: The President’s SAVE Award Contest

By SpaceRef Editor
September 24, 2009
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From: This Just In – MSFC
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:56 PM
To: MSFC-DL-The Marshall Team
Subject: Message from the Administrator: The President’s SAVE Award Contest

Point of Contact: Kirk M. Sander, Office of the Administrator, 202-358-1424

Message from the Administrator: The President’s SAVE Award Contest

Do you have a smart idea for how NASA can trim costs and save taxpayer dollars? Submit your cost-saving initiative to for potential inclusion in the President’s budget and become the first-ever Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award winner.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 14. The winner will meet with President Obama at the White House and have his or her savings initiative incorporated into the FY 2011 budget. In addition, the agency with the most participation in the contest will receive an award.

In a radio address on April 25, 2009, the President called for “a process through which every government worker can submit their ideas for how their agency can save money and perform better.”

The President’s SAVE Award will fulfill this commitment by enabling any federal employee to submit ideas for efficiencies and savings as part of the annual budget process. This contest is part of a larger effort to make sure we invest taxpayer dollars in programs and initiatives that have proven records of success, and fix or end programs that do not.

All submissions are confidential, and can be made at

The deadline is Wednesday, October 14, and the winner will be announced in November. I urge you to participate in the SAVE Award contest at not only so NASA can win the award for the best participation, but also because this effort is an important way to give the American people a government that does more for less.

Thank you for your support of this effort and for participating in the President’s SAVE Award contest.


Charlie B.

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