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Department of Defense Efficiency Initiatives: Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Estimates : Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

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From the document: “In recognition of the fiscal pressures the United States is facing, the Department of Defense launched a comprehensive effort to reduce its overhead expenditures. The goal was to sustain the U.S. military’s size and strength over the long term by reinvesting those efficiency savings in force structure and other key combat capabilities. The Military Departments and the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) were instructed to find at least $100 billion in savings that they could keep and shift to higher priority programs. In addition to the Military Departments and SOCOM reviews, Secretary Gates directed a number of initiatives with the goal of reducing overhead costs and improving efficiency across the Department as a whole, with special attention to the massive headquarters and support bureaucracies outside the Military Services and SOCOM.”


Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)


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