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$125 Billion Wasted

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Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results.

The report, issued in January 2015, identified “a clear path” for the Defense Department to save $125 billion over five years. The plan would not have required layoffs of civil servants or reductions in military personnel. Instead, it would have streamlined the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailed high-priced contractors and made better use of information technology.

The study was produced last year by the Defense Business Board, a federal advisory panel of corporate executives, and consultants from McKinsey and Company. Based on reams of personnel and cost data, their report revealed for the first time 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.

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AZ will tell us this is a rounding error... Nothing to see here

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They're afraid Congress would slash their budget? What Congress? This Congress?
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I wonder how much the study itself cost. :coffee:

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How long have I've been saying this?
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We don't have a revenue problem... :coffee:
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kalm wrote:We don't have a revenue problem... :coffee:
No shit. :roll:
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Apparently less than 125 bln

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The sad part is, the topic at hand is only the bureacratic waste. That's only $125B.

The waste in planes, subs, ships, weapons systems, unneeded bases in CONUS and abroad, etc is in the trillions and trillions.

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93henfan wrote:The sad part is, the topic at hand is only the bureacratic waste. That's only $125B.

The waste in planes, subs, ships, weapons systems, unneeded bases in CONUS and abroad, etc is in the trillions and trillions.
Shit, you probably wasted $125B before your morning coffee run. :D

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Grizalltheway wrote:
93henfan wrote:The sad part is, the topic at hand is only the bureacratic waste. That's only $125B.

The waste in planes, subs, ships, weapons systems, unneeded bases in CONUS and abroad, etc is in the trillions and trillions.
Shit, you probably wasted $125B before your morning coffee run. :D
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93henfan wrote:The sad part is, the topic at hand is only the bureacratic waste. That's only $125B.

The waste in planes, subs, ships, weapons systems, unneeded bases in CONUS and abroad, etc is in the trillions and trillions.
:nod:

This is an easy win served on a silver platter for Trump. All Trump has to do is enact the recommendations made in the report (retirements and attrition and less consultants). Easy win. Drain the swamp or something like that. ;)

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SDHornet wrote:
93henfan wrote:The sad part is, the topic at hand is only the bureacratic waste. That's only $125B.

The waste in planes, subs, ships, weapons systems, unneeded bases in CONUS and abroad, etc is in the trillions and trillions.
:nod:

This is an easy win served on a silver platter for Trump. All Trump has to do is enact the recommendations made in the report (retirements and attrition and less consultants). Easy win. Drain the swamp or something like that. ;)
The stories I can tell about waste in government would blow your mind. I'd rather not spill them here in a preserved format.

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93henfan wrote:
SDHornet wrote: :nod:

This is an easy win served on a silver platter for Trump. All Trump has to do is enact the recommendations made in the report (retirements and attrition and less consultants). Easy win. Drain the swamp or something like that. ;)
The stories I can tell about waste in government would blow your mind. I'd rather not spill them here in a preserved format.
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mtate4442 wrote:Apparently less than 125 bln
You can say THAT again

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93henfan wrote:
SDHornet wrote: :nod:

This is an easy win served on a silver platter for Trump. All Trump has to do is enact the recommendations made in the report (retirements and attrition and less consultants). Easy win. Drain the swamp or something like that. ;)
The stories I can tell about waste in government would blow your mind. I'd rather not spill them here in a preserved format.
:nod:

A friend of mine is in procurement...another sells his time, design skills and expertise to the military.

Speaking of gubmint military contracts, that War Dogs movie was pretty entertaining. :lol:

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Chizzang wrote:AZ will tell us this is a rounding error... Nothing to see here

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You mean the same AZ that's been advocating a 25% reduction in military spending for...oh....the past 10 years or so? :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
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93henfan wrote:
SDHornet wrote: :nod:

This is an easy win served on a silver platter for Trump. All Trump has to do is enact the recommendations made in the report (retirements and attrition and less consultants). Easy win. Drain the swamp or something like that. ;)
The stories I can tell about waste in government would blow your mind. I'd rather not spill them here in a preserved format.
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The Marine Direct Air Support Center (DASC), which I was the OIC for when I was in, went to a new modular setup very similar to that but on a smaller scale around 1998. Ours ran off two generators and two comms HMMWVs. We had contractors observing and assisting us with everything for about a year until we were ready to run with it by ourselves. It paid serious dividends in the 03 Iraq invasion, as the DASC forward and DASC main could quickly leapfrog with the Regimental COC.

I have no idea what all that shit cost, and I didn't care because I wasn't a civilian contracting weenie then. All I know is that it worked. I forget the name of the computer system they also stood up at the same time, but it was awesome, showing friend/foe unit positions and strengths in near real-time. Saved a ton of grease pencil mapping and lag time in updating.

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AZGrizFan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:AZ will tell us this is a rounding error... Nothing to see here

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You mean the same AZ that's been advocating a 25% reduction in military spending for...oh....the past 10 years or so? :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
The exact same one... You like calling things a rounding error

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Chizzang wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
You mean the same AZ that's been advocating a 25% reduction in military spending for...oh....the past 10 years or so? :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
The exact same one... You like calling things a rounding error

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AZGrizFan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
The exact same one... You like calling things a rounding error

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You're a banker it's what you do
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Well, it's not what I do Mr. Generalization. :tothehand: I don't believe I've EVER said that phrase on here....
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If we are going to waste money its better to waste it on the military than people that dont work or other social programs.
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ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:If we are going to waste money its better to waste it on the military than people that dont work or other social programs.

The Military is a social program...

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