ISSOPInter-service Supply Support Operations Program
ISSOPIntra-Fleet Supply Support Operations Program
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Under his leadership, ISSOP Mayport's business base and volume grew substantially as ISSOP increased its support to customers across the Southeast Region, Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to off loading the mattresses, ISSOP contacted the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMO) at Fort Lewis and learned that DRMO was not budgeted to pay the landfill fees, which would be required to dispose of the mattresses.
To resolve the issue, DRMO directed ISSOP to contact the Apple Valley Bargain Barn (AVBB), an intermediary that would remove the mattresses for free and resell them as the raw ingredients for the soft backing found on carpets.
With DRMO's blessing, ISSOP conducted its own research.
To date, ISSOP has saved the government over $12,000 in landfill disposal fees by allowing AVBB and Pacific Urethane Recycling to remove over 10,000 mattresses.
LCDR Paul Haslem, the Norfolk-based director of ISSOP, was extremely pleased with Bremerton's efforts.
ISSOP capabilities include, but are not limited to, base closure or reduction, surge support, general labor, supply and maintenance, bar coding, data entry, material support, heavy equipment operators, and packing and shipping.
Operating on a 100 percent reimbursable basis (customers pay for services received), ISSOP tailors the requested services to the specific customer needs.
"Despite short notification and extremely tight time constraints, the ISSOP team completed an inventory and performed a host of other financial and supply support functions to prepare USS Clifton Sprague (FFG 16) for her deployment home to Turkey," said R.P.
With field sites located in Norfolk, Va.; San Diego and Seal Beach, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Yokosuka, Japan, ISSOP employs 59 civil service employees with current oversight of more than 2,000 contracted personnel located around the world.
"The ISSOP team did an outstanding job assisting the Support Ships, Boats and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) with the storage and load-out of all outfitting material on board the ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) before her turnover to MSC," said A.W.
ISSOP Department employees are located on both coasts of the U.S., allowing program management of contract support services through direct customer contact and close liaison with contract service providers.