Friday, March 24, 2017

Pentagon Is Denying Reports That They Shelved A Study That Found $125 Billion In Waste

Military.com/Stars and Stripes: DOD Denies It Tried to Shelve Study That Found $125 Billion in Waste

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department on Tuesday denied it tried to quash a 2015 study that found it could save $125 billion in noncombat administrative programs but admitted it has so far only found a small fraction of those savings.

The department hopes to save $7.9 billion during the next five years through recommendations in the study of back-office waste, which itself cost about $9 million to complete, the Defense Department's acting deputy chief management officer told a House panel.

The study's original findings as well as a perceived lack of action from the Defense Department riled members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which held the hearing on the fate of the report as President Donald Trump's administration plans a $54 billion boost in defense spending by cutting other federal programs such as foreign aid.

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Update #1: Pentagon Denies Trying To Shelve Study That Found $125 Billion In Waste (Zero Hedge)
Update #2: Pentagon Denies It Hid Report Showing More Than $100 Billion in Waste (Sputnik)

WNU Editor:
I do not know when it is going to happen .... or how .... but every American should look forward to this day .... The Pentagon has never been audited. That's astonishing (Thomas Hedges, Zero Hedge).



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The financial records of the USA are so fucked up people believe they blow up their own financial towers. From black project to black funded organization the USA is filled with scandal and hearsay. Question remains how they can spend so much money on military with nothing to show for it. And people wonder why Trump won.

B.Poster said...

art of the problem with a public audit is to do so would make public the projects, tactics, and strategies that the US military is using to defend against current threats and how it is working to improve military capabilities. Essentially to do so in a public forum is very likely to undermine national security even more than it already is.

How do Russia and China audit their military spending? I'm pretty sure they do not do so publically. Perhaps we should adopt their model on how to control military spending, eliminate corruption, and field a capable military.

Jay Farquharson said...

The Pentagon has it's own, independent, Security Clearance vetted, Auditor General Administration, which includes SINGAR.

This is the Department that is supposed to conduct a Pentagon Audit, but never has, due to Pentagon obstruction and the deficiencies of proper book keeping in the Pentagon.

Fusion said...

I'm pretty sure the U.S has a "capable" military. Lmao. Yes they spend waaay to much but to say the U.S military is weak is just being stupid.