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Defense board to recommend that Gates eliminate Joint Forces Command
the hill ^ | 7/23/10 | Roxana Tiron

Posted on 07/23/2010 9:37:38 AM PDT by Nachum

A Pentagon advisory board is expected to recommend that Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminate the Joint Forces Command as part of a drive to cut Pentagon bloat.

The Defense Business Board (DBB), the Pentagon’s independent board of economic and business advisers, has been tasked by Gates to recommend options for reducing the Pentagon’s overhead, or indirect operating expenses. The board is also expected to offer recommendations on making the Pentagon’s business operations more efficient.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: board; defense; gates; recommend

1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Wow, that would be a big deal, wouldn’t that take an act of congress. Title 10 changes I thought were made to get this up an running in the first place....


2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT by ghannonf18 (Honorable service for 8 Years under a draft dodger,8 under a great American, TBD)
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To: Nachum

Well. I recommend we get rid of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Reimbursement within HHS. In fact, we could cut the Health and Human Services in half. Same for the FDA. How about the Interior Dept., Transportation, Commerce, Energy and the EPA while we’re at it.

Look, I’m not saying there isn’t room for reduction with the Defense dept. But why do these other agencies continue to grow unabated? If they all cut 30%, heck, even 10%, we’d greatly reduce the government debt. How about it? What’s good for the goose....


3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:42:27 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Nachum

There probably are a few commands that are redundent and could be consolidated with others. Isn’t Odierno headed for JFC?


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:46:59 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: SueRae
Do away with the department of miseducation.

LLS

5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:47:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Nachum

Meanwhile, Obamao is tripling the size of the welfare state and government agencies.


6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:49:17 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum

Cut the Civil Rights Department in every agency...starting with Agriculture first!


7 posted on 07/23/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

But then how are the senior officers going to get their “Joint” ticket punched?

What they should do, is eliminate that joint requirement in promotion boards, IMO.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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