Department of Defense and other agencies will have surplus items. Allowing other agencies to put in requests, and posting of items available online within, and to other USG agencies would allow disposal and reuse of items more readily. Items that are not disposed of that way could be offered for on-line auction, raising money for the USG and savings on the cost of disposal, transport, etc.
As a member of the armed forces, I can personally attest to the necessity of having to 'scrounge' or reutilize older furniture. This frequently results in a somewhat mismatched, yet fully functional office. I can also attest to having seen good office... more »
Freecycle is a concept that has found widespread acceptance throughout the country, and the same idea can be applied within the federal sector.... more »