The Government Accountability Office (GAO), issued it first annual report on reducing or eliminating duplication, overlap, or fragmentation in government spending (embedded below). This particular report identifies areas where adjustments would generate tens of billions of savings, and the GAO did not even examine the entire federal government.
Within and across these missions, this report touches on hundreds of federal programs, affecting virtually all major federal departments and agencies. Overlap and fragmentation among government programs or activities can be harbingers of unnecessary duplication. Reducing or eliminating duplication, overlap, or fragmentation could potentially save billions of tax dollars annually and help agencies provide more efficient and effective services.
The areas identified in this report are not intended to represent the full universe of duplication, overlap, or fragmentation within the federal government. We will continue to identify additional issues in future reports.
Even so, what this report finds is astounding,
- Government watchdog IDs billions in federal waste (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Duplicative Programs Cost More than GOP Cuts (redstate.com)
- GAO Report – Federal Government Wastes Taxpayers Money…No Kidding! (rightpundits.com)
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