Category & Summary Savings Status


$1 billion+
$10 million+ annually
$100 million+
$45 billion through 2021
$1 billion+
$1.8 billion over 10 years
$15 billion over 10 years
$36.7 billion over 10 years
$52.5 billion over 10 years
$53 billion over 10 years
$28.6 billion
$1 billion+
$21.1 billion over 10 years
Up to $3.3 billion
$8.8 billion a year per 100,000 workers H.R.295 - REDUCE Act
$3.1-$5.7 billion per year
$13 billion over 10 years
Up to $95 million per year
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    “If we are going to effectively tackle the long-term national security threat posed by our national debt, then we need to seriously examine how our defense dollars are being spent. Waste and inefficiency within the Pentagon not only contributes to our nation’s debt and deficit, it also diminishes the effectiveness of our nation’s armed forces."

    Dan Caldwell, USMC (ret.)
    Concerned Veterans for America
    Dan Caldwell, USMC (ret.)
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    “I'm concerned that our increasing fractious political process, particularly with respect to federal spending, is threatening our ability to properly defend our nation both in the short term and especially in the long term."

    Dan Coats
    Director of National Intelligence
    Dan Coats
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    “This guide is a much-needed first step toward encouraging politicians to consider all available options for substantive Pentagon reform. Our troops deserve better than broken bureaucracy, and politicians shouldn't fool themselves into thinking that throwing money at the problem is the solution."

    Capt. Dan Grazier, USMC (ret.)
    Project on Government Oversight
    Capt. Dan Grazier, USMC (ret.)