We need to end purchasing contracts that are exploiting preference laws (i.e. veterans, women, and minority own preference). Supporting these small businesses is a good idea, but there needs to be a specific limit to how much extra the government pays for goods and services in these instances (say 20%). We are forced to buy items at unreasonable prices, such as paying a markup of 300% for file folders!
SOLUTION: to establish a centralized Digital Vault, so all sets can be submitted, saved & shared in a digital manner, reducing cost of production, cost on filling, shorting access time to all their users,... more »
DCMA and DCAA should be merged into a single agency responsible for the administration and auditing of defense contracts. This would (1) Save money by reducing the overhead of running two separate agencies, (2) Improve coordination between auditing and administration activities, and (3) Reduce duplicate efforts.