Pentagon Makes Slow Progress with Efficiency Efforts

March 8, 2012

A Pentagon quest to chop $178 billion between 2012 and 2016 by getting leaner and instituting better business practices has hit a few speed bumps, but is advancing, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s top budget official.

DoD has started organizing the implementation plan for the first part of its so-called efficiencies initiative.

“We now have specific plans, targets; we have people assigned for responsibility for making them happen,” Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said after a speech at a conference sponsored by McAleese and Associates and Credit Suisse in Arlington, Va.

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