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Department of Defense

Change Fiscal Year Spending Policies

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Being in the military, I have seen the way the fiscal year spending policies currently in place have affected missions, causing us to be unable to purchase items that we need in a timely manner. Yet when it comes to the end of the fiscal year, we rush out to spend money on new flat screen TV's among other things just to insure our budget for next year isnt cut.

From what I have read, MANY other departments have this... more »

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Department of Defense

End of QTR/Year spending

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There have been some similar posts, but I am specifically suggesting a stop to the military closeout spending.
At the end of every quarter there is a demand to spend every cent available whether we need supplies or not. The justification is that we'll get our funds cut next year if we don't use them this year. This is the kind of thinking that has us where we are.
My suggestion is to make the justification process... more »

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Department of Defense

Reward Organizational Thrift

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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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