Skip to comments.Study Finds $1.2B in Duplicate Spending at Defense, Energy
Posted on 02/26/2012 5:20:20 PM PST by ColdOne
A new report from Government Accountability Office found more than $1.2 billion in duplicate investments in information technology (IT) between two federal agencies.
The report, released this week, reviewed a sample of more than 800 IT investments by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) made between fiscal years 2007 to 2012.
GAO found 37 examples of potentially duplicative or misclassified investments31 at DOD and six at DOE.
For example, the report identified four U.S. Navy (DOD) investments in personnel assignment technology, including a separate system for officers, one for enlisted personnel, one for reservists, and one general assignment system, for a combined total of more than $28 million.
The Navy also spent a combined $16.6 million on five separate investments for supply chain management.
The Energy Department made three separate investments in records management systems totaling $6.6 million.
The federal government spends tens of billions of dollars each year on such investments. In fiscal year 2011, spending on IT accounted for nearly $80 billion.
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Don’t tell me Solyndra was given twice as much as we were told that they received!
I’ll bet a nickel that the number is understated by at least three orders of magnitude. For those in Rio Linda, thats a thousand...
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what a terrible thought.
And yet, not one individual will lose their job. Hmmmmmmm
They are nothing but a parasite.
Another horrible thought. Just terrible.
Some universities are under research contracts to separate agencies, but doing identical projects. The PhD.`s just want to keep the grant money coming in.
The separate DOD and DOE agencies never tell each other what their research requirement projects are until the RFP`s proposals are published or awarded.
Sometimes DOE gets results faster than AF, e.g., and AF abandons their project [tax money wasted] and assumes [takes over] DOE`s identical project.
The only way is for contractors who do a search for a particular RFQ and discover that 4 or 5 agencies have the identical RFQ`s. So there is at least quadruple redundancy and quadruple waste of taxpayers` money on baloney.
I was contractor before and could actually bid on 4 separate projects by 4 separate agencies sometimes for the same research project. hahah.
And where did the money really go?
One of my clients is a college in MA(not a state school). One of the jobs is to photograph ongoings on Homecoming.
There are also photographers from the athletic Department, the Marketing Department, The yearbook company, and the Alumni department. We are all shooting the same event for the same college.
A couple of years ago I suggested that we don’t stand too close to each other, or someone might figure out they are spending about $2k for the same pictures.
Sounds like our Government.
The government does not make investments. It spends money it took at the point of a gun.