Make severance cost unallowable for the Defense Contractors. Defense Contractors are profiting from cutting thier human resources and in some cases rehiring the same employees as consultants.
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Review the practices of the Defense Contractors and determine an adequate measurement criteria for special compensation/Bonuses of our Defense Contractors especially at GOCOs where competition is very limited.
Hello, I have noticed that our department has purchased several new vehicles that are not used very often. We also have vehicles that sit and collect dust .My idea is to find out which vehicles are being used at each facility and get rid of those that are not in use. Vehicles that are not in use, can be sold at the auction to people that actually need a vehicle. This will save money on the cost of maintaining the vehicles ...more »
The USAF 70th Intel Wing is based at Ft Meade. In order to secure command billets for the 14N (intel officer) career field, multiple squadrons exist with 5 operational missions scattered amongst these squadrons. The result is 5 squadrons, each with an operational mission and the remainder of the personnel in the squadrons being assigned to the NSA with administrative control given to these squadrons. A more efficient ...more »
I have witness when ever a Gov't Vehical break down, or just need repair we will normaly have an out side local repair shop do the repair for us. And they charge Govt all kind of crazy prices. When the Govt can hire quality mechanics to do the same repair. I believe two things can happen if the Govt do this 1)the Govt creat jobs 2) govt save money.
Design and manufacture a new helmet for Service members. The current Kevlar helmet is big and bulky and is too heavy for the average individual. The new design should be lighter and fit to an individual's entire head without obscuring their vision. It should also provide equal or better protection than the current helmet. This will save the lives of our service members, create manufacturing jobs, and create a cost saving ...more »
Currently the Air Force is working on switching to electronic medical records. The savings and advantages of electronic medical records are many and well known and I applaud the effort. But, unfortunately, the Air Force has decided to phase out the physical medical records by attrition rather than digitizing the physical records and making a full transition to electronic. This approach may avoid the initial investment ...more »
An unpublished audit report a few years ago determined, with the exception of two copiers on one installation,it would be cheaper for all but two units to buy a new copier each year than to continue to use a leased copier, with a maintenance agreement. The Air Force copiers were obtained from DAPS (Defense and Printing Service) - a required source for Dept of Defense Air Force copiers. (I think it is an overall DoD requirement, ...more »
Defense requirements exceed defense capabilities & budget; cut combat capability or cut overhead. Challenge: Cut costs, Preserve, enhance, modernize capability, Establish/maintain all domain capability/asymmetric advantage. Facts: Military Services originated separately, modeled after other countries, when warfare domains were distinct and technology had not yet flattened the world. Regardless of their principle domain, ...more »
1. POSITION: Cost saving can be realized by the DoD through the merger of common combat support functions of all of the services into a single, joint organization. 2. PRECEDENCE: The Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM) delivers national-level operational support to Canadian Forces missions at home and abroad. This includes the full range of combat support and combat service support functions such as logistics, ...more »
The most readily obvious source of monetary savings is the lower salaries of warrant officers compared to that of officers currently holding technical positions. According to the Air Force Personnel Center website, there are 14,083 active duty pilots in the Air Force. If half of the Air Force’s pilot slots were to be converted to W-4s, and assuming that the average pay of the officers in those positions is that of an ...more »
Internet and online server instability is ruining the digital experience. Give production users access to a server on the local network that is a copy of their remote servers. Use syncing software to keep the copies exact. Qualitative costs can be calculated on the reduction of downtime. Vaults are already designed for servers for added security. Locally installed clients and web based applications can be configured ...more »
Entering transactions into an accounting database can be as easy as only having Excel. Retrieving data for analysis (querying) can be as easy and as cheap as only having Excel. Accounting departments would purchase software for a low number of users. Production would use Excel to integrate transactions and retrieve data via web. The license for to access an interface isn't needed to enter and retrieve data out of ...more »
Every military Service (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force) maintains redundant information technology (IT) contracts, services and resources from the Headquarters level down through each post, camp, station and base worldwide. Not only is this inefficient, but it also creates security vulnerabilities when the IT policies of each service do not allow sufficient interoperability of those services. Combining the IT enabling ...more »
A commom spending issue I have noticed in my work experiences in government is that there is rarely incentive to save money. In fact, when agencies save money, it seems as though they inadvertently get penalized the following fiscal year by having their budgets reduced. I've seen this result in unnecessary spending in order for agencies to use up all of their budgets to justify and sustain their funding, often times ...more »