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Department of Energy

Combine Federal Contracting Offices to Optimize Resources

Everyone knows the federal contracting workforce is understaffed and under-experienced for the workload facing them. It's time to optimize scarce resources and make organizational changes in key agencies. DOD should combine its services' contracting resources to ensure it has the experienced well trained people it needs. Organizational changes as well as evaluating each agency's processes for efficiencies could save money... more »

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Social Security Administration

Resource Accounting Reform and Expansion

In the office of systems we're required to account for our entire day by reporting to a system called Resource Accounting. It took us all a while, but we're starting to see the benefit of this accounting when it comes to project resourcing and estimating, as well as tracking who is doing work on a given project, and staying within the resource budget. However, we're the only office doing this. The sponsoring components... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate end of contract spend down

Ways to encourage saving money from being spent at end of contract or end of fiscal year:
1. Allow for contract extensions based on funds remaining. This will encourage the funds to be used as intended rather than wasted uselessly.
2. Financial incentives for funds saved at end of contract. Similar to bonus policies in some private corporations: pay out a percentage of the money saved (with a reasonable cap) to all employees... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Codify data support systems in procurement

We all know that procurement of goods and services for the federal government is laborious. The very nature of the job is to improve the way we spend the taxpayer dollars with little risk and fast. However, 1102 procurement officers whether an apprentice or journeymen is burdened with the time it takes to maintain the integrity of systems and processes that either do not work, are not counted, or is duplicitous of other... more »

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