Possibly the most dysfunctional thing in the world is the procurement procedure for major items in the US military.
Every time there’s a Democrat in the White House, or the country is in a recession, you start to see a lot of news articles about streamlining the procurement process. Sadly, what happens is, every attempt to make the process fair, avoid graft and waste, and to make sure the services are buying stuff they really need results in this nightmare.
Putting the Department of Defense in charge of procurement and logistics (as opposed to the individual services) has been an unmitigated disaster. And it is only going to get worse.