GAO Says DOD Must Better Manage Intelligence Funding

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense must do a better job coordinating its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services, which risk duplication and inefficiency because of complicated funding arrangements, according to a Friday report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Spending on ISR programs, including manned and unmanned airborne, space-borne, maritime and ground-based systems, cost the government $80 billion in 2010, the report said. While the DOD can control the $27 billion spent on military intelligence, it often lacks insight into how its partners in the intelligence community...
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