Marcus Aurelius: SECDEF on Furloughs — and No Answer to Question Why Not Contractors First….

Corruption, Government, Ineptitude, Military
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

Latest info from SECDEF on furloughs:

a.  BLUF:  11 days, 1 day per week, starting 08 Jul and continuing through end FY13.

b.  Appeared to waffle by providing non-answer to employee’s question as to whether mandated savings could be obtained by cutting contractors rather than direct-hire civil servants.

c.  Never pinned blame where it belongs:  catastrophic failure of 535 Members of Congress and POTUS to do their jobs.

SECDEF Furlough Memorandum of May 14, 2013

Defense.gov News Article: Hagel Explains Furloughs in Message to Workforce

The Pentagon Channel Videos | Secretary of Defense Town Hall

Phi Beta Iota:  And then there was the $6 billion plus that SECDEF just gave to Lockheed….and the nuclear money….one does wonder what the Pentagon might look like if it found intelligence with integrity — ethical evidence-based decision-making, what a concept.

See Also:

Chuck Spinney: Buy Before You Fly … How to Suck Money During Sequestration […Legalized Treason?]

Chuck Spinney: In Face of Sequestration, SecDef Allows USAF to Slip Lockheed $6.9 Billion More — At Point Does Malfeasance Become Treason?

Mini-Me: Air Force Nuclear Rotten; Nuclear Budget Waste to Point of Treason — Where, We Ask, Does the Buck Stop on This Nonsense?

Winslow Wheeler: GAO (A Legislative Entity) Plays Courtesan to Lockheed, DoD, and the Congressional Recipients of Lockheed Largesse + F-35 RECAP

Winslow Wheeler: Treason Thy Name is F-35A — We Expect Hagel to “Do A Cheney”