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Turn off IDLE Engines

The Military base I currently work on has a Civilian police force that utilize large SUVs (Chevy Suburbans) and pickup trucks. These vehicles are always on and running even when officers are away from vehicles. Whether a few minutes or thirty minutes. This idling causes heat damage (wear/tear) to the engine and vehicle components as well as gasoline use. It seems we could save a lot of money by just turning them off.... more »

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Restructure Civilian PCS Travel Payments

Currently the PCS Travel function for Civilians is extremely overtaxed. Most of the travel is paid for by the civilian itself (already taxed money) and reimbursed at a later date. This reimbursement has taxes withheld just like a regular paycheck. Then every year come March & April the DoD-DFAS Civilian PCS Travel Department must spend thousands of man hours processing a particular claim called the "RITA claim."... more »

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FAR 46.504 Certificate of conformance - DoD Procurement

46.504 Certificate of conformance (CoC) may be used in certain instances instead of source inspection at the discretion of the contracting officer if the following conditions apply: (a) Acceptance on the basis of a contractor’s certificate of conformance is in the Government’s interest. (b)(1) Small losses would be incurred in the event of a defect; or (2) Because of the contractor’s reputation or past performance, it... more »

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Online Publishing of the Defense Logistics Agency Inventory

FAR 8.002 states agencies shall satisfy requirements for supplies and services from or through the sources and publications listed below in descending order of priority. Fifth on that list are the Wholesale Supply Sources of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). However, in order to actually find out if inventory is on hand at the DLA a contracting officer or contracting specialist has to physically call a person at the... more »

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Using DLA in a more Effective Manner to Lower Operating Costs

The current theory is that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides a better value to the Department of Defense (DoD) through consolidation the purchasing and distribution functions.

The Services pay a pass-through fee of approximately 30% for most aviation items purchased through DLA. This pass-through is collected from the Services in the form of a surcharge assessed against all items which are acquired through... more »

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Defense Logistics Agency & Anti-Trust for Gov't Organizations

While the Federal Government monitors and enforces law regarding anti-competitive behavior and unfair business practices within industry to protect consumers, it encourages consolidation based on unfounded claims of efficiency within Government organizations. A clear example is the Defense Logistics Agency, which manages everything from DoD energy supplies (fuel), Clothing & Textiles, Medical equipment, Construction &... more »

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