The amount of money wasted by each and every individual agency running its own email services is outrageous. Most government employees get 50-75MB (yes megabytes) of storage space, compared to the 5-10GB of space the online players give for free. Now this isn't about getting these services for free, but simply letting Google, Microsoft, and who ever else wants to bid on a replacement for ALL government wide email services, centrally hosted and managed of course. There very well will be exceptions for secure environments, but the vast majority of the government doesn't need that.
Idea No. 609