First there was the GSA conference spending scandal. Then we learned about the VA conference spending scandal. Now we’ve learned the U.S. Army is spending incredible amounts on conferences as well.
Bloomberg reported that the Army spent $10.7 million on the 2010 conference and $10.6 million in 2011. The three-day conferences are educational forums for service members and civilian employees on topics such as cyberwarfare, Bloomberg said.
Army officials say it’s not fair to compare what they’ve done to what the other agencies did. Fair enough. Let’s see what comes out of the reporting on this in the days to come.
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