"Culture of sloppiness": UK MoD must adapt or mission-critical programmes will fail

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The pressure continues to mount on the Ministry of Defence after further revelations came to light this morning about the departments’ spending culture. Philip Hammond, Secretary of Defence, called it a "culture of sloppiness" on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Whimsical may be closer to the mark. This followed reports that the MoD had spent nearly £600 million over the last two years on external consultants. The "technical support" experts, as Hammond referred to them thi...
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