That is how the WHOLE US government works. What most of the posters don't know is that this is the tip of the iceberg. My mom worked for the state of Florida for 24 years, and dealt with state and Federal agencies. And I have a cousin who works for FL DOT.
Here's how the game is played: _________agency is given a budget for the year. If they spend that budget, they can push for a bigger budget next year. Example the FL. DOT changes their WHOLE computer system out every two years. Top to bottom, all new equipment. So you could say truthfully that the whole government in the US is engaged in "penis envy."
I'm with Yogi on this. It's a miracle this bloated monster of a government hasn't collapsed yet.