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Report: DoD Concealed Data From BRAC



Report: DoD Concealed Data From BRAC
Military.com | By Bryant Jordan | December 13, 2007

High level Pentagon officials -- including Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne and deputy Pentagon chief Gordon England -- withheld data from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, possibly to ensure that Defense Department research labs would be closed down and their work contracted out, according to a DoD employee whose claims have been posted on the Federation of American Scientists' website.

"This aspect is speculative, but two official DoD documents disclose one compelling motive," the writer, identified by FAS as a whistlelower, argues. "Prior to BRAC's start, both Wynne and Gordon England, DoD's top BRAC policy-makers (and both former General Dynamics executives), called in writing for closing DoD laboratories and outsourcing their workload."

"If were not withheld, the data would have derailed that political objective," the DoD whisltleblower adds.

Steven Aftergood, director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, said he put the 100-plus page report on the website based on the whistleblower's credentials. "He is well-informed and well-intentioned," Aftergood told Military.com Dec. 12.

Also, the allegation that critical information was deliberately withheld from BRAC commissioners is one that FAS made last year in its own report.


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