Eliminate all the Czar positions and their own support staffs. Most if not ALL of these are duplicative to some already existing bureaucracy, and these bypass Congressional oversight and review and confuse who does what to whom. This would save Billions of dollars annually!
Establish term limits for senior civilian leaders in critical positions. A few years ago at a PEO/SYSCOM conference at Ft Belvoir, a USMC General as part of a panel made this point when asked how to reform Defense Acquisitions. There are some career bureaucrats with stale ideas that are locked into a critical leadership position within OSD or the military branches. Some have been in the same position for 10 years and ...more »
Hire a very senior “champion” in the Agency who has the authority and passion to encourage a change in Agency culture toward more efficient processes, especially at the mundane levels. Such a person needs to be a high energy doer, either with professional background in the quality movement or a track record in implementing such improvements e.g. as leader of a successful business. They need strong support from the Agency ...more »
Please go here to see a screen shot: http://sites.google.com/site/redtapecutter/ This is an idea designed for NASA, but if successful, it could be implemented at other agencies too. The idea saves tax payer dollars and reduces bureaucracy and red tape. I suggest that each federal agency implements a RedTapeCutter web site. The RedTapeCutter would allow you to identify a system that wastes your time and allow you ...more »
NASA should be disbanded. Inherently government programs (test facilities, launch facilities) shall go to the AirForce. The rest of the programs (research facilities and DeepSpaceNetwork) and funding shall go to the universities. The bureaucracy around the NASA empire has shifted to a nationalistic secrecy that mostly supports the military not the original and current charters of improving science and technology education ...more »
Bureaucracy does not run efficiently when big bosses constantly come and go. They don't know how their dept/agencies run and and should leave purely managerial/bureaucratic decisions to career workers. Less politicals means more managerial authority is vested in bureaucrats who know the system inside and out. How many times has a career worker had a good suggestion shot down by the chain of command invariably linked to ...more »