Category & Summary Potential Savings Relevant Legislation

Acquisitions

$1 billion+ US Navy: RFI: FFG(X) - US Navy Guided Missile Frigate Replacement Program
$1 billion+
$9 billion over 10 years
$52 billion over 10 years
$1 million+
$27 billion over 10 years
$6 billion or $8 billion over 10 years
$9-$13 billion over 10 years
$27 billion over 10 years
$15 billion over 10 years
$23 billion over 10 years 2014 NDAA Amendment by then-Rep. Duckworth
Between $10 and $12 billion annually
$11-$17 billion annually
$100 billion over 10 years
$1 million+
$1 million+
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Pentagon Restructuring

$7 billion+ annually S.1378 - Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2016 (Sen. Paul, R-KY)
$1 billion per year
$579.7 million
$150 billion over 10 years
$251 billion over 10 years
H.R.3079 - Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017 (53 sponsors)
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VA Services and Retirement

$37-45 million H.R.6489 - Social Security Reform Act of 2016 (Rep. Johnson, R-TX)
$5.8 million over two years
$1 million+
$39.6 billion over 10 years
Up to $7 billion
$26 billion over 10 years
$139 billion over 10 years
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Personnel

$1 billion+
Unknown
$10 million+ annually
$100 million+
$10 million+ annually
$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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Foreign Policy

$8 billion per year H.R.249 - Defunding United Nations Act of 2017 (Rep. Babin, R-TX)
$20 billion over 10 years
$300 million per year Amendment to transportation spending bill from Senator Rand Paul
$814 million
Up to $30 billion per year
$25 billion per year
$1 million per soldier per year 2017 NDAA Amendment from Senator Rand Paul
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Bases and Infrastructure

$151 billion over 10 years
$2 billion annually by 2027 H.R.753 - Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017 (11 sponsors)
> $1 million annually
Millions annually
Millions
Millions
> $1 million annually
$8-$20 million
Amendment to H.R. 4435 - NDAA from Rep. Mulvaney
$1 billion+ H.R.753 - Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017
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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

    “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

    “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