Supplies are a welcomed commodity in some branches of government.
I think we can service other agencies as well as our own by changing the way we order supplies and distribute supplies.
Any secretary should be allowed to order supplies for any employee which can be funded by a general funding code. Any unusual supplies would need special approval. Other agencies that have surpluses can post the surpluses to all governemnt agencies and allow tha agency access to their excess. This can bedone through a common posting on a Supply Share Drive. Create an on-line form that can be used to request the excess inventory. Keep request within the state making the request to keep mail cost as a minimum or have a central drop point that can distribute the particular order.This will lower the supply budget nationally and help all federal agencies.