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Department of Defense

Reduce flying hours to save Millions!

With the average cost of an F-16 sortie over 1million dollars when you include all the supporting equipment, parts, fuel, man power and such the best way to save money would be to cut down on flying. If they cut flying down by even 1 day a month for every fighter/flying squadron Air Force wide and made it a maintenance catch up day or something like that not only would they save hundreds of Millions of dollars a month... more »

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Department of Defense

End of Fiscal Year Spending

Often agencies spend money at the end of the FY so their budget won't be cut by the amount they save. Instead, as a method to cut spending, allow the agency's budget to remain at the same burn rate as previous months, but allow them to not spend as much during the last month of the fiscal year. This will, in particular, save millions in wasted flying time hours when units fly unnecessarily in order to use all their... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Travel Savings

I create travel authorities for all emplyees at this VHA. I suggest 2 things - 1. Any business locaiton within a reasonable driving period (up to 8 hours) shiould be mandated to travel via POV/GOV - not flying. This would save a tremendous amount of money in govt airfare spending. 2. Stop asking us to use Fed Traveler to book hotel rooms. The fees we would save by letting travelers call or book through online websites... more »

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Legislative Branch

Get rid of Congresses Personal Jets and Other things

Right now the biggest thing that comes to my mind is Nancy Pelosi and the multi million dollar jet she had the government pay to get her so she could fly nonstop from her home state to DC, with her, her crew, and 200 reporters. Seriously, why is the government paying to transport reporters? Everytime her aircraft flys in any direction it costs the taxpayers 60,000 dollars. Why not do away with all the private aircraft,... more »

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