DOD Denies It Tried to Shelve Study That Found $125 Billion in Waste
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department on Tuesday denied it tried to quash a 2015 study that found it could save $125 billion in noncombat administrative programs but admitted it has so far only found a small fraction of those savings.
The department hopes to save $7.9 billion during the next five years through recommendations in the study of back-office waste, which itself cost about $9 million to complete, the Defense Department's acting deputy chief management officer told a House panel.
The study's original findings as well as a perceived lack of action from the Defense Department riled members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which held the hearing on the fate of the report as President Donald Trump's administration plans a $54 billion boost in defense spending by cutting other federal programs such as foreign aid.
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Update #1: Pentagon Denies Trying To Shelve Study That Found $125 Billion In Waste (Zero Hedge)
Update #2: Pentagon Denies It Hid Report Showing More Than $100 Billion in Waste (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: I do not know when it is going to happen .... or how .... but every American should look forward to this day .... The Pentagon has never been audited. That's astonishing (Thomas Hedges, Zero Hedge).