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    If he's serious about cutting waste, he needs to address the amount of money that is being poured into IT solutions that go nowhere.

    Look at DIHMRS. The project was canceled in 2010 after a ten-year, half a billion dollar investment (some sources say $850 million). Then Secretary Gates: "I would say that what we've gotten for a half billion dollars is an unpronounceable acronym."

    I just watched another project get canceled this week. I found the IT budget for the federal government online. It showed that from 2005-2008, $25 million per year was spent on this project. I can only assume that they continued to spend $25 million per year from 2008-2011.

    And those are just two that I know about.

    But he has to go after the people first.

    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. ~ Larry Hardiman

    by shel3364 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 07:47:28 PM PDT

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