The PBO and the ships -

The PBO and the ships

More questions about another procurement


The Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report on the government’s shipbuilding plans is here.

The short version is that the government’s estimates might be off by about $1.5 billion.


The PBO and the ships

  1. As an absolute number, given their track record, $1.5 billion off is about as close as I’d have reasonably expected the government to be.

    Then again, when you consider that it means the ships will likely be around 58% over budget, that doesn’t sound as good.

  2. How big does your dart board have to be to get these kind of numbers? Or does DND just have a triple ring on the billion slice?