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Federal Government Funds Studies to Study if Studies Are Wasteful

The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce all those studies.

Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon’s study and concluded in a report this week that it’s a flop.

The study of a study of studies began in 2010 when Defense Secretary Robert Gates complained that his department was “awash in taskings for reports and studies.” He wanted to know how much they cost.

Two years later, the Pentagon review is still continuing, which prompted Congress to ask the GAO to look over the Pentagon’s shoulder. What they found lacked military precision.

Via ABC News.

Yea, you can’t make up stuff like this and I think no one is shocked that a government study on if there are too many studies can’t determine a conclusion but can’t determine how much they spent to study how much they spent …

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23 May 2012 News 6 Comments


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