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Reduce and Elimate Contractor Logistic Support (CLS)

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How about we work a lot harder to elminate CLS. We already pay soldier, sailor, or airman to do this job. Contractors avoid provisioning parts which delays organic support. The service should provision parts and write manuals since there are very few that are unique over history and most contractors don't finish manuals because they make more money if they fail. CLS is the epitomy of laziness, CLS should only be a... more »

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Don't Incentivise Contractor Failure

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When I have an issue with my computer and I call NMCI the thing they are most concerned with is creating a 'ticket' rather than solving my problem. For each ticket they close, they get paid. If they field a perfect system with no problems they receive no additional pay. If they field a problematic system which in turn creates many tickets, they get paid.

Many defense contractors get paid a lot of money to design systems.... more »

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I can cut my own grass and empty the trash

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When I enlisted in the USAF in 1983 I cut the grass at my unit. I emptied the trash, I vacuumed, I cleaned the bathrooms. Other airmen did the same details.

Today the airmen don't do any of that. We have contractors who cut, weed, empty trash, clean, etc. Why? The airmen are still there, but now they have nothing to do except surf the web.

Get rid of the contract cleaning and mowing. Too much money being spent... more »

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Hold Business Partners Accountable for Services Provided

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A guy walking around with his hand down his pants, belching, and complaining that he was too old to move heavy stuff as he dropped a box marked “FRAGILE” . . . That is what the Army got when they hired a local company for a PCS move.

A rental car agent asking “why do you care, it isn’t your money?” . . . That was the response to a complaint that I was being charged too much for a car while traveling on official Government... more »

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More Contractor Responsibility post construction

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Require Contractor's to be responsible for the entire lifespan (as intended) of a facility. This means if a structural flaw or something that is missed is not caught within the first year that they still are responsible to fix it. This would gaurantee better quality and actually extend the permanent lifespan past what is predicted. We utilize buildings that are 100s of years old, we should be able to utilize current... more »

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Mandate Technical Audits on Defense Contracts

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Every day, government contracts are negotiated at far higher costs than they need to be. If requested, DCMA provides a report to the buying activity (Army, Navy etc.) called a Technical Support to Negotiations (TSN). A TSN identifies areas where contracts are overstated by the defense contractor. The author of the TSN, the DCMA Engineer, knows the "in's and out's" of the contractor's facility and can potentially save... more »

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