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Remove Milestone Pass Incentives

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Remove personnel incentives to pass program milestones in ANY acquisition program. Personal grades and promotions should be on successful management of a program, not if it passes milestones. Successful management can include stopping a program and rolling it back to a previous milestone if so warranted.

If a program is created with bad requirements, has poor implementation, has insufficiently developed technology,... more »

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Cancel the JSpOC Mission System acquisition

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The JSpOC Mission System (JMS) currently being bid for and led by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) under Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a redundant, bloated effort to replace aging stovepiped systems with new(er) non-industry standard stovepiped systems derived from code almost a decade old, completely ignoring the guidance set forth in DoD Directive 5000.1. The current Commerical-Off-The-Shelf products... more »

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Stop Paying Contractors for Hours Not Incurred

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On Time and Material (T&M) contracts, contractors receive payment from the government for all hours performed. They are entitled to this payment according to FAR 52.232-7. The unintended consequence of this regulation is that contractors get paid for the uncompensated overtime their employees work. In English this means that an employee will work 50 hours on a contract, get paid for 40 hours, and the contractor will... more »

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Modernizing DAU Online Course Delivery

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I have never been a fan of online courses, particularly ones where a student simply clicks through a set of slides. However, online course delivery has evolved into a format that is not only cheaper, but one which can actually provide a higher-quality learning experience than a traditional classroom.

Universities around the world are now providing virtual classrooms for their students. I encourage you to view MIT’s free... more »

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Enterprise-wide requirements management for Acqusition

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In the DOD there is not an effective requirements management process for the acquisition programs. E.g. the requirements for the current electronic health record “AHLTA” came from an evolving set of capabilities and has spanned decades in development. Over the course of time, requirements changed or became flawed with no traceability of requirements from capability needs through design, test and implementation. Some the... more »

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Accountability?

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How does one assist its agency with reducing federal spending, when a subset of the agency’s leadership forces subordinate federal employees to violate the Anti-Deficiency Act and retaliates against the subordinate employee(s) by issuing them a notice of suspension for Insubordination/Refusal to Obey Orders/Defiance of Authority for the alleged non-compliance of violating 31 U.S.C. 1314 (a)(1)?

Are the following options... more »

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