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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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Incentivize DoD to Discontinue Year End Fiscal Spending Sprees (via MWR Percentage Return)

Issue: DoD year end fiscal spending in order to secure the same size budget for subsequent years is wasteful, but institutionally (if not legally) encouraged through a significant portion of the DoD. Solution: Deal with the issue at the Congressional level and force a revamp of the laws and regulations which govern this. Being a simple guy, here is a simple solution: Reward excellence and proper stewardship! Structure ...more »

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Incentivize Decreased Spending: Telecomunications and general spendng

Many ideas have been submitted regarding the use of government cell phones and how to reduce/eliminate this cost for federal employees. The reality is, as a mobile workforce, we would experience serious deficiencies in productivity if cell phones were simply "scrapped". I have perused through many of the ideas submitted regarding both land line and cell phone usage and have an idea that I don't believe has been mentioned. ...more »

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Incentivize SAVE - offer $$ for implemented ideas

The SAVE system is poorly incentivized. Yes, I am motivated to submit good ideas to bring about change because... 1) contributing makes me feel important; 2) I don't like seeing taxpayer dollars poured down the drain; 3) it makes me look good; 4) as a taxpayer, my idea will save me personally three cents per year. This is idea number 4011. Good turnout so far. But to REALLY start seeing results, to further incentivize ...more »

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Incentivize savings via employee appraisals

Add a section to all US government employees' appraisals for the employee and their supervisor to document how the employee has saved money or energy without reducing the quality of their work or their office's work. In any organization what you measure and reward will grow. Often employees have a chance to save the government money or energy, but they are not incentivized. It may be a hassle for them to go the extra ...more »

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