…the number of Pentagon initiatives since 2008 designed to counter improvised explosive devices — roadside bombs. Noted the Government Accountability Office in a briefing released Wednesday:

We documented $4.8 billion of DOD funds expended in fiscal year 2011 in support of C-IED [counter-IED] initiatives, but this amount is understated because we did not receive survey data confirming DOD funding for all initiatives. As an example, at least 94 of the 711 responses did not include funding amounts for associated C-IED initiatives. Further, the DOD agency with the greatest number of C-IED initiatives identified—JIEDDO [Joint IED Defeat Organization]—did not return surveys for 81 percent of its initiatives.

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