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General Services Administration

one governmentwide contract writing system

Now, although each agency uses the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), they populate individual agency contract writing systems at their own expense, which is conservatively tens of millions of dollars per year. These are often custom, proprietary systems and they make our federal acquisition uneven if one agency has had the money to put a new FAR update in their system but another agency lags behind. This is costly... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate Air Force Material Command Headquarters

Within the AF, eliminate the AFMC headquarters currently located at Wright Patterson AFB. It is a redundant link in the Acquistion Chain, and does not bring any additional value added to the process. Investment Acquistion workload are managed via SAF AQ. Non-investment funded acquistions acquistions can be handled by SAF/IL. This would eliminate a grossly over staffed HQ, and allow a smoother/quicker flow of info between... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Simple, Efficient, and Effective Government Acquisitions.

Nearly all federal agencies perform acquisitions in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other all-inclusive policies. Despite this, agencies, and even divisions within agencies, have disparate acquisition systems, practices, procedures, and templates. Seen from the perspective of a young front-line acquisition worker, the apparent inefficiencies are staggering. Workers must learn to interface... more »

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Department of Defense

Why pay people to leave or stop working?

Does it make sense to pay people to leave the government workforce [in reference to Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Programs]? If someone wants to leave let them leave. If we're trying to match workforce requirements with budget availability, then hire more contractors and less civil service workers. It appears to be much easier and cheaper to reduce the government workforce by modifying the annual contracts... more »

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Department of Defense

Accountability?

How does one assist its agency with reducing federal spending, when a subset of the agency’s leadership forces subordinate federal employees to violate the Anti-Deficiency Act and retaliates against the subordinate employee(s) by issuing them a notice of suspension for Insubordination/Refusal to Obey Orders/Defiance of Authority for the alleged non-compliance of violating 31 U.S.C. 1314 (a)(1)?

Are the following options... more »

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