Despite receiving hundreds of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer funding, a surprising bit of news was reported about the Department of Defense on Thursday: one of its busiest Freedom of Information Act offices cannot afford to immediately replace
a fax machine used to process information requests.
"I simply said that if one (a new/replacement fax) was not currently available, we might have to wait until the start of the next fiscal year," Aaron Graves, the OSD/JS FOIA team chief, told U.S. News in a Monday email. "That is not due to lack of funds. ... [W]e were only made aware of the issue last week and are working to get it resolved as quickly as possible."