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Pentagon Accused of Plagiarizing From Wikipedia

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By    |   Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 12:53 PM

A document, submitted by the Pentagon to high-ranking members of Congress, was plagiarized from Wikipedia, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said, according to The Hill.

The specially-prepared paperwork was given to the heads of the House Intelligence, Armed Services and Defense appropriations committee, chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said, reports The Hill. Information in the document was directly copied from Wikipedia, an open-source encyclopedia found online.

The document was submitted by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work to help justify the best location for a joint intelligence center with the United Kingdom in accordance with the law, The Hill reports.

"Are you aware that significant portions of this document that you passed to three committee chairmen to meet a public law were plagiarized from Wikipedia?" Nunes asked Work, the website reported.

"No, I did not know that the information in that document came from Wikipedia," Work replied, according to The Hill.

Work said the plagiarized information had "no bearing" on the Pentagon's justification of the site.

The Washington Examiner notes Work claimed not to know the information was plagiarized.

"I would say that I am surprised that this information came from a Wikipedia page," Work told Nunes, the website reports.

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