Monday, April 28
(Washington, DC) -- The Pentagon has plans to destroy more than a-billion dollars worth of ammunition. The plan is included in a Government Accountability Office report highlighting how the branches of the U.S. military don't have inventory systems capable of effectively sharing data. Delaware Senator Tom Carper, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, thinks improving such obsolete Defense Department systems could potentially save billions of dollars. The Pentagon manages a stockpile of bullets and missiles worth about 70-billion dollars. The Army had not submitted a required annual report on its missile stockpile until just last month. That means the other service branches have likely been making purchases when they could've gotten what they needed from the Army.