Mongoose: Michigan State Scholars Find $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Government Spending (Mostly in the Department of Defense)

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MSU scholars find $21 trillion in unauthorized government spending; Defense Department to conduct first-ever audit

Skidmore and Fitts agreed to work together to investigate the issue further. Over the summer, two MSU graduate students searched government websites, especially the website of the Office of Inspector General, looking for similar documents dating to 1998. They found documents indicating a total $21 trillion in undocumented adjustments over the 1998-2015 period. (The original government documents and a report describing the issue can be found here.)