by D. Cupples | The Bush Administration has made great advances in funneling tax dollars to private contractors. As we've repeatedly discussed, the Administration has also done a poor job of 1) negotiating contracts so as to protect us taxpayers, and 2) monitoring the contractors.
In short, it's been a free-for-all climate of waste, fraud, and questionable performance.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report pointing out that the Pentagon's biggest weapons programs are billions over budget and largely behind schedule (see full report or summary.) The GAO has spent years urging the Defense Department ot get its act together -- to no avail. The Washington Post has a good write up: