Article from The Daily Caller by Andrew Kerr.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday released its eighth annual report on wasteful government spending in the form of fragmentation, duplication and overlap at federal agencies.

The report identified 68 new instances of duplication and overlap — government programs that provide the same or similar services that other programs provide. Addressing the overlaps could save billions of taxpayer dollars, according to the investigative arm of Congress.

For example, the Department of Defense (DOD) stands to save approximately $527 million over five years by improving how it manages a large network of distribution centers it uses to store troop support goods.

Some 256 of the DOD’s distribution centers are close to another distribution center, leaving most of the network underutilized. Just 91 distribution centers accounted for 95 percent of the network’s total workload, according to the GAO. And sometimes the DOD opted to use private storage facilities for troop support goods when a government-owned distribution center was nearby, the report found.

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