Hate to seem like I'm picking on defense contractors and the hardworking DoD acquisition workforce. But people. Please. What is going on here?
Officials from the Government Accountability Office, in testimony before House lawmakers released yesterday, said cost overruns and missed deadlines are getting worse.
The GAO review found that average delays in delivery were 16 months. Last year, the average delay was 21 months.The estimated total acquisition cost growth rose from $42 billion to $295 billion.
I know we've heard all this before. But.
"Every dollar spent inefficiently in acquiring weapon systems is less money available for other budget priorities--such as the global war on terror and growing entitlement programs," the GAO reported.
That's right, and on schools and roads and bridges and, well, a lot of other things the government might want to spend money on. Right?
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