Department of Defense

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government spending – save billions of dollars!!!

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government costs – save billions of dollars! According to the GAO 2005 report approx. $7billion of defense spending a year is being executed under Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs). Due to the lack of cost control under UCAs, the government is exposed to billions of dollars of wasted/uncontrolled spending with little to no accountability. I propose the government implementing ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Smarter Software Licensing

Negotiate smarter software licensing terms for the most common software tools. Most federal employees spends some time requesting or fulfilling funding requests to upgrade or maintain a core of 5 to 20 software programs due to "full cost"-like accounting systems. Standard communication, calendaring, and document/image processing software are per-employee overhead costs. These should be dealt with by line-management at ...more »

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Department of Labor

Contract Shredding

Implement/contract a secure shredding service for all operating units of DOL to destroy those documents which are no longer relevant to the agency's mission or not considered to be candidates for archival storage at the NPRC. Once said documents are properly destroyed by the contractor, the waste could then be recycled in a responsible manner. This would save thousands of dollars on wear and tear of small office shredders ...more »

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Department of Energy

Engage Employees in Saving Energy

Go green and more efficient by engaging employees in energy saving: 1. Engange the agencies to place contracts between the agencies and every single employer to save energy. Place a contract between Washington and every other post: => Savings reached by energy efficiency will stay to 50 percent in the consulates and agencies for common goals. 2. Give guidelines for energy efficiency. Among those guidelines can be: ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Making COTR More Effective To Prevent Cost Overruns Through Creating A Professional Job Series And Require More Training

Billions of dollars are being spent on cost overruns on government contract due to careless monitoring of contractor performance by Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTR). I propose that COTRs should have its own professional job series and be required to undergo more extensive training as suppose to their current 40 hours of VERY basic, rudimentary training. A COTR’s primary responsibility, as delegated ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Contractors no more!

Terminate or try to reduce the number of contractor positions within the Federal Government. If we reduced the number of positions we contracted out the Government would save money, become more efficient, and build morale by: (1) contract positions cost more then Federal Government positions (and with the proposed health care plan even benefits would be less), (2) former contract employees would no longer be applying ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Save 100s of billions or trillions of weapons program dollars by fixing FAR and DFARS data rights defects

To properly defend and realize the benefits of trillions of dollars invested in weapon system development, I recommend correcting the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS) deviations from public contract and military procurement data rights statutes. Those FARS deviations make defense and realization of the investment benefits nearly impossible. The FARS definitions of "computer software" and "computer software ...more »

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Department of Defense

AAFES Reorganization

I suggest the Air Force and possibly the entire DoD contract out AAFES (or like) factilities at installation level. Yes, in many ways AAFES does have a difficult mission, however in many ways it's no different then companies like Walmart/COSCO. Those companies also support/run international factilities and I believe that they would be willing to start up outlets in deployed areas for those that complain that only AAFES ...more »

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Department of Defense

Continous Learning Reduction

Reduce the amount of required continous learning credits. While training is important, some of the courses are not worthwhile. This will eliminate travel, contracting costs and all costs associated with producing the courses. When we get back to office it often results in overtime or comptime as well.

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Department of Defense

Contract Modifications-Task order period of performance extension

many of the contracts I serve a a technical representative on use task orders that have expiration dates. We run into issues of having to extend the Period of performance each time we have a delay, even when the contract it is linked to is still current. This requires a contract modification to be processed which takes time and effort. Allow for a simple email to be sent, or within the contracts system that the full ...more »

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General Services Administration

Official Travel

After a recent stint at one of the FLETC, it became blatantly obvious exactly how much in government funds is wasted via the government's contracts with travel agencies such as Sato/GetThere. An attempt to book a flight from New York to Charleston, which included a layover in Georgia, netted the contracted travel agency $1299+ taxes/fees, while a direct flight could have been booked through the airline's website at $180+ ...more »

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