Thursday, February 6, 2014
Funding for DCGS-A Intel Network Cut
Congress drastically cut funding for the Army's Distributed Common Ground System or DCGS-A. This controversial program has failed over the last several years and cost the U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. Despite constant questioning by Congress about military intelligence personnel stating that the system is failed and beyond repair the Army continues to request more funding to fix the broke intelligence network. With the cuts in defense budget Congress finally took action and reduced funding for the dismal program by 60%. Instead of the $267 million for the DCGS requested by the Army; only $110 million was received. Still that is about $110 million wasted. Should have went with Palantir. Read more in "Army mulls funding for controversial intel network", The Washington Times, February 4, 2014.