|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:53:04 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition"|
Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition by Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY April 28, 2014WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.
It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction - valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon - remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.
The result: potential waste of unknown value."There is a huge opportunity to save millions, if not billions of dollars if the (Pentagon) can make some common-sense improvements to how it manages ammunition," said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "Despite years of effort, the Army, Navy and Air Force still don't have an efficient process for doing something as basic as sharing excess bullets. This Government Accountability Office (GAO) report clearly shows that our military's antiquated systems lead to millions of dollars in wasteful ammunition purchases."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/27/pentagon- ammunition-sen-tom-carper-gao-waste/8145729/
For the Highlights from GAO and a link to the full report, go to http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-182 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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