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Headline Of The Day: “How the Air Force blew $1 billion on a dud system”

Seven years and about $1 billion later, the Air Force has abandoned a logistics management system that was, as the Federal Times puts it in their headline: a dud.

CSC was paid about $527 million for its work on the project, including $8.2 million in contract termination fees, according to the Air Force. The price tag for the Oracle software was about $81 million.

Asked if anyone has been fired or demoted for the program’s failure, Johnson said no. “We didn’t feel it was necessary to do that,“ she added.

$1 billion and seven years later, and no one gets fired? Only in government.


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