DoD rescinds report length guideline

Lawmakers may now need new reading glasses to ponder Defense Department reports.

The Pentagon has rescinded a guideline that kept its reports to Congress concise.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) had demanded the Defense Department repeal the 10-page limit. He considered the latest report on China skimpy.

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He suggested DoD was trying to restrict the information it shares with lawmakers. The Pentagon said the page limit was never a policy but a guideline.


A spokesperson said they were just trying to deliver value to Congress. The department sends lawmakers more than 500 reports a year.

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