HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., Oct. 16, 2006 – A continuing effort to identify and reduce waste and produce more efficiencies in the workplace using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, or AFSO21, has resulted in potential annual savings of more than $200,000 at Hanscom Air Force Base.
Working together, the 66th Air Base Wing Communication and Information division and the Electronic Systems Center Plans and Programs office led this AFSO21 “just do it initiative,” which uncovered potential savings by asking the center’s organizations to identify and turn in unused telephone lines across the base.
With only 60 percent of the organizations responding to date, officials are confident there are even more savings to be realized.
“Each phone line costs $28 per month, or $336 per year, which adds up quickly to real savings for the organization,” said Preskella Gindi, an AFSO21 team member and program manager for Plans and Programs.
“This relatively simple effort allows us to identify and eliminate this wasteful spending and reinvest these funds back into the workplace to improve the work force’s quality of life,” she noted.
According to Ann Markman, Electronic Systems Center’s deputy chief information officer, her office and the 66th Air Base Wing Communications and Informational division are also establishing tools and repeatable processes that will help maintain the savings.