Many Government Programs Have 10 Agencies Doing Same Job

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff  -  April 8, 2014 10:58 am

A new Government Accountability Office report reveals that government programs are often “fragmented, duplicative, overlapping, or just inefficient,”USA Today reports.

The report, by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, identifies 26 new areas where federal government programs are fragmented, duplicative, overlapping or just inefficient. Add that to the 162 areas identified in past reports, and Congress has a road map for saving tens of billions of dollars a year.

For example, there are 10 different Health and Human Services offices that run programs related to AIDS in minority communities. Eleven different agencies are dedicated to researching autism, and the Defense Department has eight agencies searching for prisoners of war and those missing in action.