Department of Defense

Create a Single Unified Military Service

Create a single unified military service. Merge all officer acadamies, merge all IT infrastructures, merge all accessions and recruiting, etc. Do everything we can to capitalize on economies of scale when it comes to one of the nation's largest employeers.

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Government Contractors

The military is now getting contracted out. The contractors are making a killing. You look at my job in the Air Force, 2F0X1, I have had several airmen seperate from the Air Force to do the exact same job in the middle east for $120,000+. These jobs, contracted out by the DoD. My current job stateside, is partially contracted out, they make more money then we do. If we cut these outrageous contractor jobs and let... more »

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Simple idea

Being that about 50% of the annual budget is military spending, how about we start by cutting that piece in half. Let the rest of the world police itself. We have a military for the purpose of DEFENDING OUR COUNTRY, not the other questionable purposes for which it is being used.

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Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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Don't Cut Military Spending, Just Spend Wiser

Instead of cutting money to the military, quit paying extremely high retention bonuses. For a new person to enter the Navy, for example, there is a sign on bonus of at $2000 and some even get $25,000 depending on their ASVAB scores. After getting into the military, those with specialized rates are being given at most a $75,000 bonus. Most get a $25,000 bonus. If they joined the military as a volunteer and the job... more »

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Department of Defense

Lower Promotion Rates

There is an ongoing problem in the USAF. Many of our "leaders" have failed to reach their projected rank MULTIPLE times. Some of them have been given 3 or 4 chances to pass their promotion test and continue to fail. Many finally make it after the upper management "pulls strings" for them. Sadly, most of these people are poor leaders as reflected in their inability to study, plan and pass their tests. Instead of thanking... more »

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STOP USELESS LANDSCAPING

Many installations pride themselves on golf courses, fountains, parks and the amazing green grass they offer. Many bases are in areas where grass is NOT normal. Desert or mountain climates simply do not have the green grass offered in other lush places. Most installations spend millions on keeping the base green, putting down sod 4 or 5 times per year in the same places because it dies. The sod does not grow from the... more »

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Remove Mandatory "Service Dress"

In most branches, they have decided that wearing the Service Dress or "blues" is mandatory at least one day per week. While this may seem like a good idea to a general who sits behind a desk, in an air conditioned office all day long... it is FAR from realistic for most the jobs handled in the military. The cost of the uniforms to be constantly replaced, cleaned and altered is a burden to the people who wear them. Worst... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Operational Budgetting and Fuel Costs

The current budget model to fund operational units based on operational hours is flawed. While specifically addressing Coast Guard aviation, this concept applies across DHS and DOD. At a typical unit, funding is primarily based on number of flight hours that the unit will fly. The budget is split between operational costs and fuel costs. As an example for a single unit, $3M to operational costs and $7M to fuel costs,... more »

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Durable Weapons Platform Replacement

As the military continues to trudge on with our war on terror, the burden and cost are rising. The weapons systems we have been using are patched and re-patched to keep them working. Some weapons are from the Vietnam era and continue to fail. Whether it’s training or real combat, our troops deserve a weapon/platform they can rely on. The Army is on its THIRD attempt to replace the M4 with another system. There are many... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Homeless Empowerment Centers

With the rise of unemployment and thousands of Americans living on the streets, I think the government could save costs by creating a program very similar to the CCC (Circa 1933-1944) that will use existing housing areas and create large centers whose sole purpose is to give homeless Americans of all ages a place to sleep, eat, learn and work. The centers will provide food, water, housing and medical care to help get... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Prisons

LABOR-Develop a reasonable labor requirement to cut cost the Govt, would otherwise spend on Fed employees, contractors, or private sector. Since they are receiving better healthcare than most, cable which some still can't afford, and exercise equipment which some can't afford or are to busy working to use, we might as well educate them and give them a skill so they may positively contribute to society. Maybe in the process... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop Paying Twice for Windows

We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing) We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay... more »

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Department of Defense

Bring the military home

Save lots of money by bringing all soldiers in Afganistan and Iraq home.

 

This action will probably increase our homeland security as well by not having other peoples mad at us.

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EXOP - White House Offices

Elect Ron Paul

Elect a leader that will support a balanced budget amendment, end the "Drug War" and bring home our troops including closing foreign military bases. Savings in the trillions of dollars.

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