$125 Billion in Pentagon Bureaucratic Waste Gets Buried: “All the crap is going to float to the surface and stink the place up.”

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Pentagon Building showing smoke rising from the building after the 9/11 attack.(Photo: Public Domain) Pentagon Building showing smoke rising from the building after the 9/11 attack. (Photo: Public Domain)

December 7, 2016

Written by Lorra B.

A project by the Pentagon to make their operation more efficient has backfired and instead exposed much more wasteful spending than expected.

According to The Washington Post, “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.”

A report was issued in Jan. 2015 outlining a five-year plan for the Defense Department to save a whopping $125 billion by eliminating “the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailed high-priced contractors and made better use of information technology.”

According to the report, the Pentagon’s ‘back-office bureaucracy’ employed over 1 million people with 23 percent of the defense budget ($580 billion in total) going for…

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