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Remove Milestone Pass Incentives

Remove personnel incentives to pass program milestones in ANY acquisition program. Personal grades and promotions should be on successful management of a program, not if it passes milestones. Successful management can include stopping a program and rolling it back to a previous milestone if so warranted.

If a program is created with bad requirements, has poor implementation, has insufficiently developed technology,... more »

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Budget planning and cuts

Throughout the time I have worked for DOD I have seen so many ways that money is being wasted.
Shops and codes have a set amount of money a year they can spend on for their budget. Some spend it all at once, which doesn't work well, because when it gets close to the end of the fiscal year, they have run out of many items and don't have the money in their budget to get more, or they have to borrow money. Then other's... more »

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Budget Incentive Plan

I work in the Air Force as a Contracting Specialist. We buy everything the AF requires in order to accomplish the mission; anything from services (i.e. removing trash), commodities (computers), construction (offices) or systems (aircraft). We deal with all the organizations' budget and try to find the best deal. The main problem that i find, and the easiest solution to save a lot of money would be providing incentive... more »

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OCONUS Military housing Optimization

U.S. military personnel currently function under the traditional Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) policy while stationed abroad. This policy is a “Use-or-Lose” policy which does not incentivize those who do not refrain from spending their OHA entitlements to the maximum allotted level. This provides a diminishing “Return On Investment” (ROI) but is the only option to OCONUS personnel. This, in turn, causes unnecessary... more »

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Incentive for Less Expensive Hotels on Travel

The current structure does not provide any incentive for reducing travel expense by finding a hotel under the per diem rate. If the rate in a city is $90 per night but there are hotels offered for $60, the traveler would not select the lesser expensive hotel.

There should be a system in place to split the savings between both the traveler and government. 50/50 would suffice, but this could be adjusted. Using the above... more »

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Change Travel Regulation to Incentivize Savings

The JFTR should be changed to allow members to both seek less expensive travel options on an individual basis, as well as benefit from those savings.

Frequently, the government rate for airfare, hotels, and rental cars is much higher than the rates available to travelers making personal reservations.

Similar to the Personally Procured Move program that allows PCS'g members to capture a monetary incentive for finding... more »

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Incentive to Spend

I work in contracting and it is very clear to me and everyone I've talked to that there is an incentive to spend all the money given, not save it. It's called End of Fiscal Year Spending. If you don't use it, you lose it. This is a problem with the way the budgets are created and dispersed. Any money that you do not spend, money you save, many times gets taken away from next year's budget. This is what has people... more »

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