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Department of Homeland Security

Uniforms and weapons

I think that DHS/CBP could do away with the uniform and weapon requirement at the Headquarters (HQ) level. In CBP there are three main offices, each with a different uniform. Wearing the uniform requires scheduled (quarterly or tri-annual) qualifications with their separate weapons and further separates the offices, hampering cooperation and unity. Doing away with uniforms and weapons at the HQ Offices would save the... more »

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Department of Justice

Uniform Allowances et al

throughout all the different agencies, uniform allowances differ by sometimes hundreds of dollars per person per year. I suggest consolidating the boots and uniforms allowances into one single governemnt rate across the board for all uniformed employees to a set and fixed $400.00 per year. This could easily save the government MILLIONS per year.

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Department of Homeland Security

Standard Uniform

To provide a standard uniform appearance and utilitarian durability for routine office and field work:

Have all uniform agencies in DHS use one field type uniform (except for flight/float duty). Specifically the 5.11 design Tactical Pant and the 5.11 design polo shirt. Eliminate the, Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 uniforms (except for supervisors/management). Law enforcement identity would be via silk screen on back... more »

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Department of Defense

Remove Mandatory "Service Dress"

In most branches, they have decided that wearing the Service Dress or "blues" is mandatory at least one day per week. While this may seem like a good idea to a general who sits behind a desk, in an air conditioned office all day long... it is FAR from realistic for most the jobs handled in the military. The cost of the uniforms to be constantly replaced, cleaned and altered is a burden to the people who wear them. Worst... more »

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Department of Defense

Military uniforms

Oh. My. Goodness - Where to begin? We have at LEAST 4 main branches of the military. Each branch as at LEAST 2 uniforms (for the Air Force we have ABUs, BDUs (that are phasing out), Blues, Service Dress, Mess Dress, Informal...) It's unrealistic. Not to mention a whole WASTE of paper that outlines specific rules and measurements for wearing each uniform... down to the 1/4 inch!
Are you KIDDING?! We're a military... more »

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Department of Defense

Inefficient uniform selection/creation

I'm not asking for 1 uniform for all services, but I do ask that there be a standard in place for the approval of new uniforms for each service. The new utility uniform for the USAF was an obvious sign of incompetence that even the company hired to make the uniforms advised against (they even go so far as to apologize to airmen and detail the process on their website: http://www.tigerstripeproducts.com/airforcetiger.htm)!... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Female Uniforms

In the Coast Guard, females are issued unnecessary uniforms. If they are authorized to wear the male uniform, they should have to option to purchase the male items the first time the uniform is issued. For example, at the Coast Guard Academy, all females are issued two pairs of female tropical blue long trousers upon reporting in. These cost about $40/pair. Very few women continue to wear these trou into the school... more »

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Department of Defense

Military Uniforms

Go to 1-standard uniform for all services. This sill save on design, development, and testing costs. Also do away with AF blues. These are complete waste of time & money (dry-clean, ribbons, etc) and rarely worn by military folks outside HQ AF/Pentagon. If you are in a public-relations/affairs office, the blues would be acceptable...for everyone else, just keep with ABUs

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Department of Defense

Single Combat Uniform

There is no practical need to have 5 different combat uniforms for the 5 branches of service. Especially in this day and age when we are ever more jointly focused. The five branches used the same BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) pattern for decades, why the switch? I know each service expressed the desire to have their "own" "unique" combat uniform, but why? The five branches already have "unique" uniforms for their respective... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Uniform Contracts - Savings to be had!

Uniformed employees of DHS and the Interior currently have an annual allowance for clothing, shoes, gun belts, etc. through the contractor VF Solutions. Substantial savings to the US Government could be realized through requiring the contractor to do the following:

1)return all unspent allowance of employees back to DHS or the Interior,

2)standardization of clothing sizes regardless of the country of origin, and

3)provide... more »

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Department of Defense

Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Single DHS Law Enforcement Uniform

Homeland Security is comprised of many different agencies, many with law enforcement responsibilities. Each of those law enforcement organizations has its own uniform program. (In some cases, one agency may have several uniform programs.) The Department should scuttle those programs, and adopt a single law enforcement uniform program, which would include dress and utility uniforms. Shoulder patches and other insignia... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate Annual Clothing Allowances for Military

Each year, on the anniversary date of the enlisted military member, they recieve a clothing allowance. Based upon the branch of service and sex of the member, they recieve between 388.80 - 608.40. (www.military.com)

As of 31 May 2011, the Department of Defense had 1,182,849 enlisted members worldwide from all services. (DoD Personnle and military casualty statistics)

If the U.S. would do away with this automatic... more »

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General Services Administration

Federal "Classifieds"

Have a clearinghouse for office supplies, furniture, computer equipment, uniforms, anything that people can use that they may not need anymore, or have a surplus on, that other people may need. Instead of always buying new stuff, save money by using something already purchased, or reusing. May also reduce waste. Uniform caches for all agencies that use them, so not always buying new ones, especially if in good condition,... more »

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