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Department of Defense

Use Best Practice and Open Competition in Acquisition

Mandate Open Competition. Issue: use of traditional systems integrators and now the reduced number of contract vehicles, has inadvertently and unintentionally limited the options available to DOD to contract necessary work in support of its customers and mission. These limited options have caused the continual use and re-use of a select number of traditional systems integrators. These systems integrators by their business... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce travel costs by increasing competition

Several ideas have already recognized that government-mandated travel purchasing practices are wasteful. This idea promotes the use of competitition among travel service providers through Priceline-like bidding software to achieve the lowest possible price for each government travel purchase. This should cut travel costs by 80% !!!!!!!

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Allow use of Non-US carriers for travel

Background:
1) Previous travel experience has shown that often non-US carriers offer lower fares to the same destinations and better service than US carriers.
2) Requiring government travelers to use US carriers at full fare prices only hurts the US carrier as they are falsely propped up by the government as a customer.

Idea Synopsis: Do not restrict government travelers to use US-carrier, rather encourage the selection... more »

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