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Use it or loose it policy

While serving in the USAF, I witnessed an abuse of funds. They started a use it or loose it policy, where if your department was fiscally conscious and came in under budget. The amount that was saved was not budgeted the next year, thus organizations are penalized for coming in under budget. The issue arises in that in my Fighter Squadron it was difficult to project what parts would break in combat. So what was done was... more »

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Save billions by using military instead of contractors

The Government pays contractors billions of dollars to do installation projects that could be accomplaished by assets that are already in place! I work in the Telecommunications field and have deployed twice to Iraq and Afghanistan to install communications on bases there. I also went to Iraq for 1 year as a contractor. I made more money in the one year as a contractor (over 170k) than I did the other 2 combined! And... more »

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OHA to BAH System for OCONUS

All OHA needs to switch to the BAH system. This would drive the OCONUS housing market to be more competitive, with massive benefits to the Air Force, many benefits to the service members, and even, to a lesser degree, some benefits to the local community. Members have absolutely no incentive for saving the Government money under the OHA system.

Short term estimated savings in Guam alone: $45,000,000+ per year

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SAVE MILLIONS PER YEAR BY ELIMINATING WASTED BAH!

There are over 30K mil couples (one mil member married to another) on active duty in the USAF. Both spouses are receiving untaxed Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). One of the member’s is receiving BAH at the “single” rate (i.e. they have a spouse and/or child) rate, while the other is also receiving BAH at the “single” rate. This is obviously necessary, if they are stationed in separate locations. However, if they are... more »

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Mandate Technical Audits on Defense Contracts

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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Air Force Awards Program

Leadership is obsessed with awards. Neither my core document nor my performance appraisal mention writing award packages which take factual information and twist it with specious facts and sensational claims. Ten people spent six hours manipulating 30 bullets which I had already spent four hours developing and ensuring that there was minimal "white space." I can't get ten people to spend ten minutes discussing any... more »

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