I suggest you merge the reserve component and guard under a single unified command structure - does away with two independent chains of command and would significantly reduce the overhead - offsets could be given to the active Air Force since they presently cannot meet their taskings at current manning levels
Faster acquisition of commerical products and services. Why can't the government have an "ebay" equivalent in which a bid can be competed and the product delivered within a week or so?
I truely believe that the best way to achieve greater efficiency and cost saving is to promote competition in the government work force. Greater use of incentives, promotions, bonuses and others, similar to the commerical world processes.
I wrote a document about six years ago on the need to restructure and reorganize DoD for the 21st century. It will save billions of dollars and also change the way warfare is conducted. Please send me an email address where I can send this document to or call me at (717)-605-2298.
Implement energy saving technology on Government installations using current ideas & technology to generate an energy surplus which can be donated to impoverished area or public education institutes, such as wind generation units, solar power generation plants, rain barrels for water reclamation, bio-diverse recycling for energy generation
Reduce the number of desktop computers and networking infrastructure that cost ever increasing amounts to service and protect. Replace networked computers where possible with cheaper handhelds and netbooks with no loss of productivity.
Consolidate all telecommunications in the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Military Departments and Defense Agencies have duplicate systems that overlap. We move the circuits and services to the DISN, turn off the duplicative circuits, and reduce overseas telecommunications staffs.
Frequently an organization’s end of the year leftover funds are spent, many times frivolously, to justify next year’s budget. Instead of penalizing an organization with left over funds, reward and allow them to maintain the same budget.
Make an instruction that dictates that personnel that are finished with their computer for the day turn off their monitor.
Replace the Commanding Officer's sedan or other working sedans with Hybrid or electrical powered cars. This suggestion is not for work vehicles. (Only sedan travels.)