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Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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Fund the Necessities

All departments, agencies, etc. should come up with a list of: 1) What they have to have; 2) What they could really use to do their job well; and 3) What would be nice to have (it may make life easier, but it is not a necessity) and funding should be relayed and dispersed in accordance with those lists. If the government is running short on money, the items on the "nice to have" list will simply have to wait. Perhaps... more »

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No outside use without benefit to military on military lands

Other Agencies in the US Government do environmental documentation to decide if they will utilize military land for their use. Unfortunately these often conflict with needs on already constrained property and will not come to fruition. They also do feesibility studies which costs money. In addition the agency that would allow this to occur has to do their own documentation to make sure they are not held liable. This... more »

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End of Year Funding

Every project initiation assumes some sort of risk, at the cost of budgeted funding up front. Through the life of that project, you either spend that funding to mitigate those risks, or get lucky and avert the risk at less cost than expected. This left over funding should not be looked at as a requirement to be spent, or else the program will not get as much funding the next year. There should be an incentive to spend... more »

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Eliminating expiration dates on funding, reduce funding types

A lot of funding appears to be spent less wisely at the end of the fiscal year when the funds are expiring. Recommend changing the funding types (SCN, OM&N, OPN, etc.) to two types of funding. The two types of funding would be government billets funding and programs and projects funding with unlimited expiration dates for both. This will eliminate the need to spend “end of year” funding just because it is expiring.... more »

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USG, including Executive, Legislative and Judicial Funding

"All USG agencies/departments, and the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, should be funded at 75% of their end of fiscal year 2009 expenditures. One exception is DoD: DoD would be funded at 80% of its expenditures for fiscal year 2010. Rationale: to reconstitute forces expended for the previous ten years.
Funding would be held at these respective levels for 3 fiscal years, with only growth to aligned with... more »

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Consolidation of program funding

OSD manages $3B per year in program funding. $1.2B is like research also performed in the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force). OSD and military use separate overhead resources (2%) to execute research programs. Transfer $1.2B of like research to military and save $24M through elimination of OSD contractors, payroll, travel and duplicated research projects.

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