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Pentagon’s Study on Pentagon Studies Rejected as Useless.

Written by Gary North on May 15, 2012

In an attempt to get a handle on the numerous syudies commissioned by the Defense Department, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2010 commissioned a study on Pentagon studies. He wanted to find out what they cost.

Can you imagine this? The head of the Defense Department actually trying to find out something that was in the Pentagon’s budget? This was unheard of.

That study has now been released to the general public, if the general public cared.

The review is still going on.
So, Congress, asked the General Accountability Office to look into the matter.

The GAO found only nine studies that had been scrutinized by the Pentagon review, but the military was unable to “readily retrieve documentation” for six of  the reports.

The Department of Defense’s “approach is not fully consistent with relevant cost estimating best practices and cost accounting standards,” the GAO concluded. In fact, they often did not include items like manpower, the report found.

The Pentagon “partially concurs” with the GAO’s report.

Then there is the question of how much the study of studies cost. That information is not available.

So, the Pentagon will now have to commission a study of how much the study of studies cost. This won’t be cheap.

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2 thoughts on “Pentagon’s Study on Pentagon Studies Rejected as Useless.

  1. Go to http://www.petition2congress.com/6251/we-people-d

    Is it a surprise to anyone that the government runs in a blind fog about what the left and right hand of government are doing? If We the People insisted on the transparency Obama promised, we would probably be shocked at the waste.

  2. I have a nephew who is an officer assigned to the Pentagon for the past four years. He won't tell me much about it but did say that it is "very political". I asked him what the attitude toward Obama is and he would not comment. I'm pretty sure that he would have said so if they loved the President.