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.
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.