Pentagon Study Shows $125 Billion In Waste That Can Be Cut . . . Pentagon Promptly Buries Study

300px-The_Pentagon_January_2008On this blog, we have often discussed and lamented how billions are wasted in the government, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, without the slightest accountability of officials or serious reforms. The problem is especially prominent in the military. Now, the Washington Post has acquired an internal study that found $125 billion in waste from bloated staff to needless redundancies. The response of the Defense Department in the Obama Administration was swift and firm . . . it buried the report so neither Congress nor the media would see it. It is good to see that our bureaucrats can still move aggressively when called to action.

The study by the Defense Business Board, a federal advisory panel of corporate executives, and consultants from McKinsey and Company only looked at the back-office bureaucracy rather than weapons problems with an eye to make it more efficient. The report, issued in January 2015,found $125 billion ion savings over five years that would not require any layoffs or reductions. Rather it could reach these goals through attrition and early retirements as well as modernization of systems.

The study found that the Pentagon was spending almost a quarter of its $580 billion budget on overhead and core business operations such as accounting, human resources, logistics and property management. The back-office staff included 1,014,000 contractors, civilians and uniformed personnel. So the Pentagon has a back staff of over 1 million people supporting an active force of 1.3 million. Not exactly an efficient ratio.

Here is the article: The Washington Post

57 thoughts on “Pentagon Study Shows $125 Billion In Waste That Can Be Cut . . . Pentagon Promptly Buries Study”

  1. Can someone explain why Obama and his admin have never, ever, not once, referred to “ISIS” as “ISIS”. Obama and his admin have always called it “ISIL”. Can anyone explain this?

  2. White voters who voted for Obama voted for Trump this time around. What does that tell you?

  3. Obama is planning to go on a farewell rally tour in January. OMG. Is this to tell everyone again just how wonderful he is and how much he has done for the country? His legacy promoting propoganda tour? The man is a failure, a fraud, a liar, a con and a disgrace. Spare us all the farewell “let me tell you all how great I am one last time” tour. I’m feeling nauseated.

    1. And he’s planning on his “let me tell you all one last time just how great I am” tour AFTER he gets back from his 9th luxurious 3 week Hawaiian holiday vacation that costs taxpayers MILLIONS. Wake up and smell the propoganda and the con, people. Obama has taken advantage of his ‘half blackness’ and hid behind his ‘racial suit of armour’ for these past 8 years. And it is the ONLY reason he got elected in the first place. Tell the truth, people. The man is a con and a fraud of the first degree.

      1. And one last question I have never heard explained: Can someone explain why, since the beginning, Obama and his administration have always said “ISIL” instead of “ISIS” as everyone else has called them? Obama has always and consistently referred to them as “ISIL” – never, not once, did Obama or his admin call them “ISIS”. Can anyone explain why this is so?

      2. The Obama family NEVER vacationed for the holidays in Hawaii before he was elected. He promptly took advantage of flying on Air Force One all the way to Hawaii and renting million dollar beachfront homes, costing taxpayers millions, closing down every luxury private golf course he ever wanted to play at, and milking it all for all he could. Make no mistake about it. Obama is a fraud of the first degree. Must be nice to be a half-black Democrat.

        And before he leaves office, he will travel around to tell us all, one last time, just how great he is. Where oh where do I get my tickets and my barf bag?

    2. helly h – even when supposedly campaigning for Hillary he said “I” or “me” over one hundred times in every speech. He is the reason the DSM took out narcissism as a mental illness. He must be hell to live with.

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