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Legislative Branch

Cut DoD Funding - Streamline it

The fact that DoD gets the majority of our funding in this country is sickening. We are the most advanced Military nation on earth yet we have no enemy to fight. Why are not downsizing and doing away with waste in the military? Cuts have to be made all across the board and so far this sacred cow is getting away with giving pay raises. Lets cut and start trimming more of this fat.

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Department of Homeland Security

Rollover Budget Initiative (RBI)

The Rollover Budget Initiative (RBI) would allow units to maintain their annual budgets without being penalized for not fully utilizing the last year’s budget. Any remaining money from a fiscal year would be the base amount for the next fiscal year, which will then have additional money added to meet the unit’s requested budget. For example, if a unit requests $10,000 and has $2,000 left over from the previous year, that... more »

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Department of Defense

Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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Department of Homeland Security

Costly Use of GSA and Unicor

One of the largest issues is the complexity in getting to purchase materials/office equipment etc. locally. We are essentially forced to order from the corporations such as Unicor and GSA that charge ridiculous prices for their items. While perusing the website in order to purchase a lamp, I came across a 1300.00 lamp! Now I ask, what lamp is worth 1300 when you could easily drive to a local store, purchase an effective,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Education

Maybe if we made more of a commitment such as; funding, programs, research, improvement/quality, dedication, out reach, promoting, rewarding, sponsored competitions, awards, etc, we might be able to get some smart kids to become smart adults and fix some of these issues we have now.

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Department of Defense

Fund the Necessities

All departments, agencies, etc. should come up with a list of: 1) What they have to have; 2) What they could really use to do their job well; and 3) What would be nice to have (it may make life easier, but it is not a necessity) and funding should be relayed and dispersed in accordance with those lists. If the government is running short on money, the items on the "nice to have" list will simply have to wait. Perhaps... more »

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Department of Defense

No outside use without benefit to military on military lands

Other Agencies in the US Government do environmental documentation to decide if they will utilize military land for their use. Unfortunately these often conflict with needs on already constrained property and will not come to fruition. They also do feesibility studies which costs money. In addition the agency that would allow this to occur has to do their own documentation to make sure they are not held liable. This... more »

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Department of Defense

End of Year Funding

Every project initiation assumes some sort of risk, at the cost of budgeted funding up front. Through the life of that project, you either spend that funding to mitigate those risks, or get lucky and avert the risk at less cost than expected. This left over funding should not be looked at as a requirement to be spent, or else the program will not get as much funding the next year. There should be an incentive to spend... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminating expiration dates on funding, reduce funding types

A lot of funding appears to be spent less wisely at the end of the fiscal year when the funds are expiring. Recommend changing the funding types (SCN, OM&N, OPN, etc.) to two types of funding. The two types of funding would be government billets funding and programs and projects funding with unlimited expiration dates for both. This will eliminate the need to spend “end of year” funding just because it is expiring.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

QA of Disability Status

Exercise the audit function of Agencies or OMB to on a three to five year frequency elibility status of disabled individuals. The resulting reduction in number of individuals receiving disability due to changing circumstances, physical capabilities, environment, etc. will at least cover the cost of auditing, but is likely to reduce expenses and related coverage of multiple support mechanisms for food, shelter, and medical... more »

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Department of Defense

USG, including Executive, Legislative and Judicial Funding

"All USG agencies/departments, and the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, should be funded at 75% of their end of fiscal year 2009 expenditures. One exception is DoD: DoD would be funded at 80% of its expenditures for fiscal year 2010. Rationale: to reconstitute forces expended for the previous ten years.
Funding would be held at these respective levels for 3 fiscal years, with only growth to aligned with... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate (perceived) penalty to return unused budget dollars

Fear that not using our full allocated budget dollars will mean a decrease in funds the next fiscal year; there is a push for unnecessary or non critical spending days before deadline. On the contrary, there should be incentives to return unused portions.

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Department of Defense

Consolidation of program funding

OSD manages $3B per year in program funding. $1.2B is like research also performed in the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force). OSD and military use separate overhead resources (2%) to execute research programs. Transfer $1.2B of like research to military and save $24M through elimination of OSD contractors, payroll, travel and duplicated research projects.

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