Pentagon suppressed study that revealed $125B in waste: report – The Hill


The Department of Defense suppressed one of its own studies that revealed $125 billion in wasteful spending, according to an investigation published by the The Washington Post.

The newspaper found that the study, commissioned by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work, was hidden because of fears Congress would cut defense spending.

The Defense Business Board, along with McKinsey & Company consultants, conducted the study, which produced a the 2015 report titled, “Transforming DoD’s Core Business Processes for Revolutionary Change.”

In an interview with the Post, Work said the report proposal was “unrealistic.”

“There is this meme that we’re some bloated, giant organization,” Work told the newspaper. “Although there is a little bit of truth in that … I think it vastly overstates what’s really going on.” 

“We’re the largest bureaucracy in the world. There’s…


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