NCR Today: We act as if it is terrible to throw money at a problem. But whether it's schools, health care, sports or wars, money often determines outcomes.
NCR Today: I frequently blog about military boondoggles so it is gratifying to see members of Congress making points about waste within U.S. Cabinet departments.
In March 2011, The New York Times ran a feature on the Pentagon's biggest boondoggles. It is based on a 2009 Government Accountability Office review of defense acquisition programs that found that two-thirds of them suffered cost overruns and delays and that generally they don't meet today's military needs.