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Security Clearance Reciprocity

For the love of all that's holy, every player doesn't need a vote in my trustworthiness. Designate a single entity - DSS, perhaps - that's the ONLY source of clearances in the DoD. All components - services, DIA, NGA, etc... - are investigated and adjudicated THE EXACT SAME WAY by the EXACT SAME PLACE. Poly's need to go away as well - they're nothing more than voodoo science being used as an interrogation tool in lieu... more »

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Consolidate Redundant Air Force Airlift Staff (AMD)

The current structure of the USAF in the warzone is based on a pre-internet model from an airlift perspective. The TACC at Scott AFB, in conjunction with US TRANSCOM, vet and assign transportation to all DoD users around the world. They are permanently staffed and have many thousands of dollars in programs, apps, etc. that allow them to manage hundreds of missions per day. Suddenly, in the AOR (Afghan/Iraq) a whole... more »

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Eliminate Numbered Air Forces (NAF) from AF Structure

RAND came out with a cost reduction study years ago, one finding being that the Air Force structure has a completely redundant layer, needed in the 1950-70s era that no longer serves the function it was created for. Under MAJor COMmands (MAJCOMS) headed by a 4 star, you have NAFs headed by a 2-3 star, then wings headed by a Colonel. Staff-wise, the NAFs is a mostly redundant link between the MAJCOM which wields real... more »

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