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Department of Defense

Simplify Contract Management

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The process of developing a contract for small construction or services is counter productive to obtaining efficient services and needed work for our agencies. Every service should have canned templates how they want them to be constructed so all each sub-unit has to do is fill in the blanks. This is woefully slow, cumbersome, and filled with people who spend more time telling you what is wrong instead of what is needed... 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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Plant Perennials Instead of Annuals on Military Installations

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CURRENTLY: Maintenance of military installation grounds is necessary to keep up appearance and provide safe environment. Services performed under grounds maintenance contracts like cutting grass, caring for trees, flowers, and shrubs are VERY costly depending on installation size/population, climate, # of buildings, special events, political significance, etc. Most grounds maint contracts have allowances to buy new Annuals... more »

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Merger of DCMA and DCAA

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DCMA and DCAA should be merged into a single agency responsible for the administration and auditing of defense contracts. This would (1) Save money by reducing the overhead of running two separate agencies, (2) Improve coordination between auditing and administration activities, and (3) Reduce duplicate efforts.

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