Senate lawmakers cite DOD for poor 'Fourth Estate' review

By Tony Bertuca / June 29, 2020 at 4:33 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee is displeased by the lack of transparency in the Pentagon's Defense-Wide Review, an internal efficiency initiative Defense Secretary Mark Esper says has freed up $5.7 billion to be invested in military modernization and readiness. The Defense Department first released information about the review in February . The effort focused on DOD's $90 billion defense-wide account, which comprises 15% of all DOD spending and funds civilian management agencies commonly known as the "Fourth Estate," as well...

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