Charles S. Clark | July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pentagon Watchdog Compiles Recommendations That Could Save $34 Billion

The Defense Department’s watchdog on Thursday released a 450-page compilation of more than 1,298 open recommendations Pentagon has yet to implement, including 58 with the potential save the department $33.6 billion.

Addressing subjects ranging from planning for the use of nuclear weapons, to the disinterment of deceased service members from past conflicts, to problems with logistics software, Inspector General Glenn Fine highlighted 30 high-priority open recommendations that, if implemented, could reap substantial savings and improve program efficiency and effectiveness, the IG said.

Each recommendation is linked to the Pentagon’s top 10 management and performance challenges and the precise project that produced the recommendation. Of the open recommendations, Defense management has agreed to take action on 1,251 of them.

In the examples cited above, the IG found:

The IG also analyzed 27 recommendations that were more than five years old to identify trends: Nine were directed to the Army; 10 were in the area of acquisition; 12 pertained to updating and revising guidance, policies, and regulations; and five were associated with potential monetary benefits.

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