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Department of Defense

The Government continues to be overcharged

Certain components aboard our newer ships (specifically, submarines) are significantly overpriced - standard titanium ball and seat kits for standard valves are priced at over $190,000.00 - simply due to the fact that they are tied to a specific class of boat. Unacceptable. The exact same valve is avalable for other classes of boat for $4600.00. This is significant waste and must be addressed. This is a classic case... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Review Nautical Chart Distribution

Paper nautical charts are distributed to Coast Guard Cutters and other units on a regular basis by the Defense Logistics Agency. Many times these charts are not applicable to a unit's Area of Responsibility are discarded or placed in storage, never to be used. A large-scale review of chart distribution through the organization could save a significant amount of money in printing and shipping costs.

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Department of Commerce

Multi-year funding for operating/maintaining ships

Appropriating multi-year funds to pay for operation and maintenance of Federal ships would save millions of dollars in costs incurred each year. These costs result from our ability to plan and manage being impeded by uncertain budgets and delayed appropriations. This leads to:
- Deferring necessary maintenance that results in catastrophic failures that need expensive repair instead of paying for relatively inexpensive... more »

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