Services running their own networks creates significant redundancy in circuits, data centers, servers, tech buys, etc... it also creates greater vulnerability to the DoD as a whole. DoD must adopt a single-enterpise model and manage networks at the SECDEF level.
We are not according to contract authorized to use shop supplies, equipment, of facilities to do the simplest items of maintenance and upkeep.
It seems counter productive when a vehicle needs a headlamp, windshield wiper blade, oil change,... more »
Some installations (and also public lands) have cell phone carriers who lease out land to have cell phone towers on them. Require that a provision of the lease be to allow the government cell phones and blackberries at that particular area to have free coverage on that providers network.
Reinstate service numbers for military members, and remove the practice of including a social security number on govornment paperwork and ID cards. This will decrease identity theft, OPSEC and privacy act violations.