Interagency cost-saving efforts applauded

Panelists at Defense Logistics 2012, recently applauded cost-saving efforts by U.S. combatant commands, the joint staff and services, the State Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other agencies.

According to Donald Stanton, assistant secretary of defense for transportation policy, the coordinated efforts have resulted in the development of key efficiencies programs, including the development of the maritime security program, strategic ports, defense transportation coordination, and the surface transportation strategy working group. Stanton also said that cost-sharing with organizations like DoD, the State Department, and U.S. Postal Service has unearthed significant government-wide efficiencies.

Another panelist, Transcom Rear Adm. William Brown, spoke about the effect duplication elimination efforts had on combat missions, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief contingencies. Brown praised the collaborative development of a global campaign plan for distribution that coordinated the activities of combatant commands, defense and other government agencies, and the commercial sector.

For more information about these cost-saving efforts, please follow the link below.
Officials Laud Defense Transportation, Distribution Collaboration Efforts, Department of Defense


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