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Mandatory DRMO use

The Gov., DoD in particular has a DRMO system for liquidating or reassigning used equipment. Although the idea is good, I have noticed that the DRMO is often ignored by the DoD agencies when it comes time to acquire equipment. For one example, my base waited 2+ years & spent @ $600K to acquire a new crane. My base is @ 40 mi. from a DRMO through which at least 6 apparently useable cranes went to sale by DRMO in that... more »

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Documentation of Office Practices

In the Corps of Engineers, we are required to operate based on our business processes as published in the Project Management Business Plan. However, there is a missing step between the "process" and the work. This step is called a "practice." If we can standardize how these practices are documented, we can train new employees faster. USACE is a relatively high-turnover organization. Our productivity dips with every rotation... more »

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Reward Organizational Thrift

On command-level annual personnel reports, include a line to document the percent spent compared to the prior commander. Use an entire line to document unusual circumstances such as major storm events which may necessate extra expenditure. Reward commanders who are thrifty (yet fully accomplish the mission) appropriately, such as by accelerating their career paths. Promote them faster than commanders who spend more... more »

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DOD - Raise the Minor Construction Limits

The per-project/building limit on minor construction (MC) established by federal law is $750K. This level has been the same for 15-20 years, and it is creating a lot of problems modifying buildings adequately for efficient operation after mission changes. In most cases, the waste in inefficient operations far exceeds the construction costs within just a few years. Also, the process for acquiring military construction... more »

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STOP THE INSANITY! Why Throw Away $$$ Billions???

Why does a completely tax exempt organization voluntarily throw away billions of dollars by paying taxes on travel? I travel a lot for the Navy and detest that taxes for TDY travel expenses are charged to my government credit card. Though the Government Treasury will get the taxes back, for the Navy and the Program Office (PMA), those funds are lost. Those lost and unrecoverable funds, which can quickly add up to billions,... more »

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Flight Suit Reutilization Program (FSRP)

The military flight suit is a purpose built, government issued, uniform needed to keep air crews and missile crews safe and comfortable while performing flight or missile duty. However, this uniform has found its way into daily use at government expense for non-flying and non-missile activities.

Recommend that flight suits be maintained as hand receipted issue items managed by each base logistics readiness squadron... more »

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Fighter Drag Redux

When squadrons deploy, they take their own jets on a long journey to the fight and the returning squadrons makes a lengthy return trip bringing back their aircraft. As many airframes are being pushed passed their planned service life why do we not keep them in place and merely ship the crews and maintainers. This would save fuel, downtime for repairs, reduce wear and tear on already aging airframes and reduce the time... more »

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