Steven Aftergood: Pentagon Audit Underway, “There Will Be Unpleasant Surprises”

Ethics, Military
Steven Aftergood

PENTAGON AUDIT: “THERE WILL BE UNPLEASANT SURPRISES”

For the first time in its history, the Department of Defense is now undergoing a financial audit.

The audit, announced last December, is itself a major undertaking that is expected to cost $367 million and to involve some 1200 auditors. The results are to be reported in November 2018.

Read full commentary by Steven Aftergood.

CRS Report: Defense Primer: Understanding the Process for Auditing the Department of Defense

Phi Beta Iota: It is highly unlikely that the audit will cover the secret space program or the secret underground capabilities program, but it is certainly a good start long over-due. If done properly, the audit should document that DoD is 50% waste, that most overseas bases can be closed, and that we are not spending enough on ground troops — 4% of the force taking 80% of the casualities receives only 1% of the total Pentagon  budget.

See Especially:

Robert Steele: On the Record – 4% of the Force Takes 80% of the Casualties, Receives 1% of the Pentagon Budget

See Also:

Defense Waste @ Phi Beta Iota