Gates Video Message Asks Troops, Employees to Submit Ideas
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2010 In a video message released today, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announces the Defense INVEST Program, launched to encourage servicemembers and department employees to submit their ideas on ways to cut overhead costs and promote
During an Aug. 9 briefing, Gates said he wants military personnel and civilians to think outside the box. He wants them to submit their ideas for saving resources, reducing the layers of the organizations and eliminating duplication and overhead.
“Within the department, we are launching an online contest for the purpose of soliciting and rewarding creative ideas to save money and use resources more effectively,” he said. “I would encourage all DoD employees to visit ‘www.defense.gov’ on the Web to learn more.”