Is This the Reason Why Most US Military Projects Go Over Budget?S

Open this chart and look closely. After you get over the sudden nausea and dizziness caused by your eyes and brain trying to adjust to it, try to get deeper into it. Repeat until something, anything, makes sense.

If you can't make any sense out of it, don't worry. The only more difficult thing would be to interpret cuneiform tablets using your toes after walking your way from New York to San Francisco and back. Barefoot.

This soup of pastel colored noodles is the Pentagon's "Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management System," a workflow chart that details the entire process of proposing, contracting (or not), researching (or not), developing (or not), manufacturing (or not), deploying (or not), and maintaining (or not) weapons, vehicles, gear and all kinds of technology for the US armed forces (or not).

Now you know why the Federal Budget has such a huge pie dedicated to feed the most advanced and powerful military force in the History of Humanity.

Carry on. [Danger Room]