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Department of Defense

Reduce DRMO over-documentation

Over documentation for DRMO turn ins are useless and very burdensome. Hundreds of manhours, hundreds of reprints of paper documents -- kills people and paper. When I turn in a computer that is past the design life, I should mark it somehow, remove the hard drive, and throw it in a box. I should check off a serial number to have it taken off inventory. The drive should be degaussed. That simple. We've had DRMO send... more »

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Utilize eBay-like system for redistribution of unwanted items.

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Valuable equipment that is disposed of via the Defense Reutilization Management Office (DRMO) process often results in a lost opportunity for reuse within the DOD and other government organizations. This is due to the narrow visibility given to item being disposed of. If greater visibility were given to a specific item in the DRMO process, then there would be a greater chance for reuse to occur.... more »

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Department of Defense

Mandatory DRMO use

The Gov., DoD in particular has a DRMO system for liquidating or reassigning used equipment. Although the idea is good, I have noticed that the DRMO is often ignored by the DoD agencies when it comes time to acquire equipment. For one example, my base waited 2+ years & spent @ $600K to acquire a new crane. My base is @ 40 mi. from a DRMO through which at least 6 apparently useable cranes went to sale by DRMO in that... more »

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Department of Commerce

Start Government Thrift Stores

So we have the Salvation Army and Goodwill where people make donations of their personal belongings for others to purchase, why not start a government thrift store for items no longer in use by government offices? This is a great way to re-use items that often get thrown out. This would also generate income for the government to help pay off the national deficit. You could take all the DRMO items and turn them into profit... more »

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Department of Defense

Sell Unused Equipment on Ebay

Sell unused military property on local listing websites such as Ebay & Craigslist. There are tens of thousands of dollars sitting at many military installations at the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Much of the equipment is in the form of electronics. In the past, auctions have been used to sell the equipment at below market value cost. Utilizing these popular websites, the government could raise... more »

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Legislative Branch

Revamp DRMO and excess property disposal

Federal Agencies, particularly DOD dispose of usable excess property in an obscenely wasteful manner and only pay lip service to reusing excess property within agencies.
Entity with big budgets buy the best gear for themselves while units with smaller budgets struggle to keep old equipment working while the castoffs from the well-funded units corrode in warehouses.

A private contractor is in charge of disposing... more »

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