RD, apparently one really cannot make this shit up.
- From: Gray Guest <No_email_for_you@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 01:26:22 +0000 (UTC)
In regard to our exchange on the study of the gun control studies:
My head hurts.
This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies
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The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it
commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce all those
Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon?s study
and concluded in a report this week that it?s a flop.
The study of a study of studies began in 2010 when Defense Secretary Robert
Gates complained that his department was ?awash in taskings for reports and
studies.? He wanted to know how much they cost.
Two years later, the Pentagon review is still continuing, which prompted
Congress to ask the GAO to look over the Pentagon?s shoulder. What they
found lacked military precision.
The GAO found only nine studies that had been scrutinized by the Pentagon
review, but the military was unable to ?readily retrieve documentation? for
six of the reports.
The Department of Defense?s ?approach is not fully consistent with relevant
cost estimating best practices and cost accounting standards,? the GAO
concluded. In fact, they often did not include items like manpower, the
The Pentagon ?partially concurs? with the GAO?s report.
The cost of the study of the study of the studies was not available from
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to
What I like about this attitude is it works equally well for Iran and the
Democrat National Covention.
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