Replace old clocks that need to be reset when the time changes with daylight savings. Install radio controlled clocks in all work spaces. This idea will eliminate the twice a year adjustment for daylight savings. It will also ensure that all clocks reflect the same time. It will help federal employees to improve efficiency by wasting less time waiting for meetings to begin.
Department of Defense
If the Air Force did not have to work for the army in the AoR we could save a ton of money. I current do travel and pay for members in the Air Force. We are sending Air Force Airmen to do army training, spending from 5 to 15 thousand dollars on training, that they use for 6 months and don't ever do again. So we send 3000+ members every 6 months to train, then they come home and if they deploy again, they do the same... more »
There are many expensive programs within the DoD (and perhaps many other governmental organizations) that spend money with no accountable cost-benefit; they are primarily for community outreach type efforts or for supposed morale. With the difficult budgets we are all facing, suggest deletion or at least suspension of all these type programs (i.e., USAF Tops in Blue, USAF Thunderbirds, Navy Blue Angels, Army Black Knights,... more »
The overall goal with this solution is identifying routine, re-occuring costs that Federal Employees have as part of their normal routine. Another terminology could be used for this is "Defragmentation of Routine Costs". Re-occuring costs represent tremendous value because they are often hidden from sight. There are a variety of these, but I will relay for now 2. The first recommendation is a mandate to alter the course... more »
Remove personnel incentives to pass program milestones in ANY acquisition program. Personal grades and promotions should be on successful management of a program, not if it passes milestones. Successful management can include stopping a program and rolling it back to a previous milestone if so warranted. If a program is created with bad requirements, has poor implementation, has insufficiently developed technology,... more »
The USG holds about $2.5B in used Naval Reactor Fuel that it intends to store in containers that will cost about $0.5B plus the cost of pads and surveillence etc. This fuel could be reprocessed in existing buildings at Idaho and either saved for future use by the Navy or downblended and sold as commercial reactor fuel. Its a 1000 or more jobs for twenty or more years, it reduces by 10 or more the volume of material that... more »
In working with two separate Government contracting agencies to develop a single Independent Government Cost Estimate it came to my attention that the FUTA tax was being calculated differently by each agency i.e. one at 6.2%, the other at .8%. In questioning why there was a 5.4% cost disparity I was told that the FUTA Tax was in fact 6.2%, however if the Contractor paid the tax 'on time' he received a 5.4% rebate from... more »
With unemployment above a given level (say 6 or 7%) the total federal pay for any individual getting more than a single check should be limited at the aggregate level. The pay limit level should be set at x times the average federal pay. The limit should be indexed to inflation and removed once unemployment falls below the trigger level. All pay coming from federal funding should be included (e.g. pay received on a... more »
Designed a system to return reclaim fuel (F-76) offloaded from naval vessesl in support of maintenance availabilities to fuel MILSPECS, and clean compensating water to meet EPA, CWA discharge requirements. These systems are in operation and have saved DOD millions of dollars.
The AF has gone overboard purchasing aircraft sun shelters as equipment and not real property. Sun shelters were first authorized to protect the expensive low observable coating on the stealth aircraft. Now the AF is purchasing millions of dollars worth of sun shelters for aircarft at the end of their useful lives at locations where solar heating is not a problem. These structures also present a problem for aircraft... more »
To meet the AF vision, Tinker AFGLSC developed an internal team with the goal of implementing a process plan to reduce paper TO distribution and encourage digital viewing with increased velocity and reduced cost. The task before the team was large in scope with input necessary from OC-ALC/EN, the AF Technical Order Functional Support Team, and the Technical Order Distribution and Print Service, just to name a few of the... more »
A significant amount of resources is wasted (manpower hours, paper, etc.) with the requirement of printing/updating documents for deployment 6 part folders. For example, when a military member moves to another base or changes their local address (on or off base) the emergency data card must be re-printed and inserted in the military members 6 part folder which also requires a trip to the Unit Deployment Manager’s (UDMs)... more »
Instead of penalizing organizations by taking unspent money and reducing future money, instead reward them by giving every employee in an office a % of the remaining money as a bonus every year. This would make everyone from the lowliest employee to the directors responsible for saving money, because every penny spent is potentially more money for them. This would reduce if not stop end of year spending to clear the... more »
COTS software is critical and in demand across the entire Army enterprise (exceeding $1B), from sustaining base to tactical units. It represents a significant investment of resources, with additional dollars invested each year to meet Army requirements. Effective management of COTS software results in improved Army readiness, cost avoidance, and economies of scale for our supported software-intensive systems. Army wide... more »