Federal Agencies, particularly DOD dispose of usable excess property in an obscenely wasteful manner and only pay lip service to reusing excess property within agencies. Entity with big budgets buy the best gear for themselves while units with smaller budgets struggle to keep old equipment working while the castoffs from the well-funded units corrode in warehouses. A private contractor is in charge of disposing... more »
Develop a TRU-application for tracking confiscated inmate property. The app should include data entry areas for staff confiscating property, supervisors who inventory, store, and dispose of confiscated inmate property. The TRU-app would be linked to other TRU-apps such as TRU-VIEW, TRU-LINCS, TRU-INTEL, etc. The inmate would be notified of the confiscation via TRU-LINCS, TRU-VIEW would confirm ownership, TRU-INTEL... more »
Today, there are millions of uses for Hemp. Legalizing the harvesting of the plant, EVEN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME would greatly help our economy get OUT OF DEBT. We could use it for---Fabrics,Biodegradable industrial products,Biomass fuels, Replacement for wood products, paper,Body Care Products, pet food, detergents, art supplies, food products... and many more. If we also harvested hemp for fuel instead of corn,... more »
Enable all agencies to use the same Property Management System so all agencies can search the same property system data base. We would become more efficient as a government to be able to search one data base for new or used materials and equipment other agencies need to clear out of their buildings.
Problem, as I perceive it: Valuable equipment that is disposed of via the Defense Reutilization Management Office (DRMO) process often results in a lost opportunity for reuse within the DOD and other government organizations. This is due to the narrow visibility given to item being disposed of. If greater visibility were given to a specific item in the DRMO process, then there would be a greater chance for reuse to occur.... more »
Why do we continue to pay for things that are not ours. My port is the largest commercial Seaport in the U.S., 50% of the U.S. commercial cargo arrives through LA/LB, yet we lease office space in a building that isn't ours, and we share it with private sector industries where the general population can just come into the building and use the elevators, and walk the halls. Why isn't it that we don't have our own facility?... more »
Dedicate a full time employee at each location that does significant purchasing to be solely responsible for obtaining excess government property offered by other agencies. I have saved over $200,000 in the last 6 months by just obtaining excess property in my free time. If the other 113 locations in this single agency did the same we could realize over 44 million in savings per year. If it were required across the... more »
The Federal Government should have one Standard Business Systems. A veteran exiting the military and hired by a federal agency should have the same Business System they were trained on in the military for Human Resources, Contracting, Property Management, Budget & Finance, Fleet Management, Safety, Information Technology, etc. A federal employee should be able to transfer from one federal agency to the next and do... more »
When transporting an inmate from one facility to another, Inmates should not be afforded any property to be shipped to their next facility with the exception of legal mail. It saves a significant amount of shipping costs for the Bureau of Prisons and stops inmates from hoarding commisary items. When inmates transfer, funds in their account may be used to purchase at their next facility.
Sell off all government real property that is idle. This includes vacant land and under used buildings. This will generate a one time increase in revenue and a reduction in long term costs. It will also increase state and local revenue as non taxable government property would go on the tax roles.
Currently; Border Patrol, CBP, FPS, ICE, TSA and the US Coast Guard have their own facilities, policy, processes, and specialist personnel to handle seized property and contraband. By consolidating all of these facilities and processes into one DHS seized property system, cost savings and efficiency will occur. Why does ICE need a seized property vault in the same geographical location as CBP? Consolidate these facilities... more »