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Department of Homeland Security

Hotel Spending

The DHS/USCG spends huge amounts of money on providing hotel rooms for deploying the Deployable Operations Group MSST/MSRT units. If you take 50 members of just one unit and deploy them INCONUS and having two to a room that is 25 rooms that the Government has to pay for. If those 25 rooms are $100 dollars a night for a 30 day deployment the total is $75,000 and that is a rough easy number for one unit and there are 10... more »

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Save $300 (M) Million annually by extending some tour lengths

As part of an annual 300 (M) million dollar savings plan, Commands, Assignment Officers and Detailers need to annually solicit and identify eligible military members willing and or able to accept a 12-month tour extension. Target extension goals should be no less than ten percent (10%) of an each assignment year’s (AY) transferring workforce.

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Each year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save money by properly utilizing trained personnel.

Ensure specialty training is better used as part of the billeting process or at least put it to better use. The current system is broken at best. I have over half a million dollars in training that will likely be useless in the next two years. That doesn't count training from my last assignment. The Coast Guard has a bad habit of throwing money down the drain by sending people to tens of thousands of dollars, or more,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Incentivizing Responsible Coast Guard Fuel Consumption.

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Coast Guard guidelines for vessel transit planning are intended to maximize operational effectiveness. Each vessel in the fleet is expected to transit at a speed that uses fuel efficiently; enabling the unit to spend more time in the operating area, reducing wear on engines and saving money. Regrettably there is not an effective monitoring and enforcement mechanism to ensure personnel adhere to these standards.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Military leave

I believe the U.S. government could save a lot of money by allowing active duty to sell their earned leave as much as they wish without waiting for reenlistment or separation. There is currently a 60 day cap on leave one is allowed to sell throughout their career. I believe with little effort, as far as details and implementation is concerned, (ie.. so many times a year, minimum number of days allowed to sell at once)... more »

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Legislative Branch

Reassign ATON Coast Guard units to state departments

Paying military employees to fix and clean buoys is a huge waste of money. It should be handeled by a state assigned department such as the DOT for the appoprate state. I would save millions to pay hourly wage state employees to handel things like that, instead of salery paid enlisted & officers to change light bulbs and scrubbing algae off of aids.

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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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