Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Government Studies of Government Studies Need Study

This post is a little off topic. However, the post I just read was too dumbfounding not to share.

 From the Environmental Economics blog:

Newmark's Door:
It's difficult to make stuff like this up. (Unless you're Monty Python.)
In 2010, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon was spending too much on studies, so he commissioned a study of exactly how much. That study was then scrutinized by the Government Accountability Office, which found the study of studies lacking
Here's the kicker. What does the study of the study of studies conclude? More study is needed. The GAO recommends that the Pentagon "take steps to evaluate DOD's effort to estimate costs."

Wow. Good thing they have this government bureaucracy thing under control...

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