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Outsource DAPs work by using GPO procurement

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Eliminate funding of Defense Automation Printing Services (DAPS) in-house digital and print production work that is non-mission critical for the Department of Defense (DoD).

Outsource all DoD non-mission critical digital and print production work to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The GPO has the expertise, an efficient infrastructure, and the largest and most cost-effective procurement organization for outsourcing... more »

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Space Command Procurement and Modernization

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During my time with the Space Com, I saw many new initiatives and modernization projects fall way behind which always raised the costs significantly. Also, by contracting one company to manage all engineering on base, the costs really sky rocketed due to administrative paperwork caused by the companies process and the Air Force process combined. My suggestion is to allow the units or the wings the leeway to go vendor... more »

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Systematic Proposal Evaluation

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My idea is the creation of an online database for contracting officers' management of proposals. The database would have entry forms for proposals that are required to be submitted in accordance with the FAR. The entry forms would ensure contractors submit their proposals in accordance with FAR 15 (i.e. each cost element must have a basis of estimate and cost or pricing data or references to cost or pricing data, etc).... more »

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Leverage Gov. Buying Power to Cut Cost, Inventory, Time

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In the late 1990's DoD demonstrated it could reduce delivery time and cut costs of purchased goods to support the military (this could apply to any agency purchasing goods) by grouping the items in purchases by their common manufacturing processes. Reducing the time to obtain what the government procures, especially critical items, can improve the government's ability to respond to demand surges. Currently the government... more »

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Keep Old Munitions Longer, Safer; Reduce Replacement Costs

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The Navy is faced with an aging inventory of expensive munitions (torpedoes, missiles, etc.) that don't get used in the GWOT as quickly as small, hand-held items like bullets, hand grenades, etc. In order to maintain expensive munition items in the inventory longer, simple data loggers and sensors can be installed (costing between $100-500) on them to better monitor their condition and "health." Munitions health management... more »

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Contract Receipt and Review

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Currently, contractual documents are delivered through EDW (electronic document workflow) and are reviewed by each member of the contract management team without regard to applicability to their function. Generally, that includes 1 GS06 or 07, three GS-11s, and perhaps 1 or two GS 12s. A fair assumption is that each of these individuals spend one hour per day reviewing contracts; so we can assume 5 hours per work day.... more »

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