Showing 6 ideas for tag "cost reduction"

Department of Defense

Only complete essential processes

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With a projected reduction in force, a projected reduction in work should also be considered. To not kill the already delicate morale of the federal workforce, all processes/work being accomplished should be relooked at to determine which items are essential to complete by the reduced workforce. This might not seem like a cost savings, but your personnel are your most important asset. It is unreasonable to expect workers... more »

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Make DoD Civilain LQA mirrior military entitlements

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Currently DoD Civilian LQA is much higher than their Military counterparts of equivalent rank. This is due to the requirement to have DoD fall under Department of State regulations. Let the DoD control what overseas civilians get for LQA and not the Department of State. that way the DoD can operate more efficiently and save money. Currently a GS-9 makes more than a Lt Col does for off-base housing. GS-13 and higher make... more »

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Using Web Technologies to gain efficiencies

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The Government should toward ways to use web technologies to modernize IT, reduce cost, reduce cycle time and increase the agility. We should not just look exclusively inward for the solution. We should look to Industry for best practice to gain efficiencies, save money, and avoid cost as Industry does to improve their return on investment. The cascading effect of this best practive would provide greater access to information... more »

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Use Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for IT Cost Savings

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The idea is to use an open standard Enterprise Service Bus that integrates the functionality of a service oriented architecture (SOA), which can create a more agile and effective enterprise solution, to significantly reduce cost, provide a more flexible and adaptable environment, and resolve current interoperability issues that hinder the use of web technologies.This solution will: 1. Reduce cycle time of IT acquisition... more »

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Wasted Manhours on Unnecessary Training

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Every DLA employee receives the same list of mandatory training, regardless of the job they do. This list includes Defensive Driving, Stairway and Ladder Safety and Hazard Reporting. In our IT office of approximately 50 personnel, grades GS-12 and above, there is not one individual that deals with any of these issues as part of their duties. This means that, just for our office alone, a minimum of 100 manhours at an... more »

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Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Military Health System

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In the US, 10% of patients account for 70% of health expenditures. Patients with chronic medical conditions account for >80% of all health care spending. In the Military Health System (MHS), 25% have a chronic medical condition and account for nearly 50% of the health care costs. Care management (CM) has emerged as a successful intervention that improves quality and reduces cost among the highest health care utilizers... more »

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