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The Pentagon is the Poster Child for waste in Government.

 
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The Pentagon has the largest budget of any operational government department and makes the most procurements of government agencies. So even if their proportional share of waste were the same as all the other agencies, it would appear, there would be more examples for people to see from the Pentagon. Unfortunately the proportion is very different with a much higher proportion of no bid (sole source contracts). a much higher proporton of moneys spent for which they could not even account. far fewer checks on the procurement officials. The armed services are not all alike howevever. The Army was generally much better than the other services except during the Iraq War reconstruction. The Navy however was by far the worst of the armed services in terms of waste and avoiding the checks and balances of procurement reviews and procedures.
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Fareed Zakaria, CNN, Global Public Square, March 5, 2017

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Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria
  • Born: January 20, 1964
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist, Author; Political Editor & Commentator

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, political scientist and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. He has been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, and an editor at large of Time.

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