Rooting Out the Waste

A commission urges savings at the Pentagon and elsewhere

When Ronald Reagan was running for President, he deflected questions about how he would conquer Government waste by pointing with pride to a program he had used in California: sending flying squads of top businessmen into the state's agencies on missions against inefficiency. To tackle the problem at the federal level, Reagan appointed a similar task force early last year under the direction of J. Peter Grace, 70, chairman of the conglomerate W.R. Grace & Co. Last week the group made public its final batch of findings. Its pointed revelations of wasteful practices...

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