EXOP - National Security Staff

EXOP - National Security Staff

Computers

How about powering off desktop computers every evening to save electricity? We can use wake on lan (WOL) to power workstations on in the mornings before users arrive at the office. Computers can be powered on over weekends via WOL to receive important updates. This can save missions a substantial amount of money on their utilities bill and help reduce the carbon footprint of USAID.

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Eliminate 6 COMBATANT Commands

DoD should eliminate the 6 Geographic Combatant Commands. - The COMBATANT command organizational model is a holdover from the Cold War - when the primary mission of the DoD was to prepare for war in a specific theater of operations. This organizational model no longer effectively supports the changes in the global security environment nor facilitates interagency cooperation. - COMBATANT Command sends the wrong strategic ...more »

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National Security Professionals

Since 2007 the USG has attempted to find a solution to the poor performance of the federal work force during Katrina, Iraq, 9/11, etc with no success. While the concepts of EO 13434 are sound – implementation has been an abysmal failure. Unfortunately I would estimate the USG spent $50M -$100M over the past 5 years studying this issue, writing implementation plans, having GAO, CRS and Think Tanks conduct studies - with ...more »

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Create a Single National Security Budget

Creating a single national security budget would better balance national security programs/capacity across the entire national security enterprise. As the Cold War has ended, the Three D model is no longer the best approach to national security. We need to develop balanced capabilities across the interagency to counter emerging threats. Integrating capabilities starts by integrating resources. Of course this would only ...more »

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