There's "progress sort of beneath the surface of a pass fail," said the Pentagon Comptroller
It's insane to me that any American citizen would casually accept this. The only reason I can think of that any U.S. Citizen would not be disgusted by this (other than those in the club who directly benefit from how that *800 billion* is spent) is ignorance. It's one of the greatest travesties of modern times, and the very institution who should be asking questions about *why* The Pentagon continues failing these audits, doesn't even mention it, let alone discuss it.
So much corruptions to hide...trillions went missing and still no audits?
I guess if dysfunctional didn't have serious downsides, we (some of us) wouldn't care so much. This issue is not prime news anywhere. The NYT, and other mainstream outlets have no use for this. Much in our world with true consequences are shunted off to the side or buried completely. Thanks for bringing up the bodies.
Why would they care ,who said they can’t keep losing wars or more simply put starting them. Our congress critters are either compromised or greedy pigs. Saddest part of this is the complete lack of morality and accountability.
I wonder what would happen of 90% of Americans decided to stop paying federal income tax. Just a thought.
We need to connect taxes more to expenditures, in people’s minds. IE. ‘Do you support the war in Ukraine?’ ‘You bet I do’’. ‘Excellent. Thank you for your support. Your share of the costs per month for you and your family are.....let’s see....$437 a month. We will be deducting that from your digital currency wallet this year. Have a nice day Sir!’ (Government agent walks toward his black SUV singing softly ‘Own nothing, Be happy’.).
DoS, DoD and CIA are run by the same Intl Central Banking System that owns Earth's Central banks in ever nation where US has atleast one military base(179)...Since 1945 those muscle forces have done most of the evil on Earth...mostly without any Serfs knowing anything about anything.
Politicians aren't allowed to affect !nothing they do...they let them fiddle with meaningless(to them) social issues as divisive distraction only...
We are Russia in 1905. The Dumas was totally ineffective, a do-nothing group with anointed leadership but no power. Russia limped along another 12+ years until overthrown, I can hope we last at least that much.
DoD audits are overblown, we should concerned more about performance. The fact that we care more about counting beans than winning wars is a blessing and hopefully not a temporary one.
If there is money or equipment missing that would be concerning - but what these auditors are looking for is records, i.e. paperwork. This is the ultimate result of taking 18-19 y/o's, giving them a gun and expecting them to kill and die for their country. "Oh but make sure you file this paperwork properly."
Our military is mission oriented, as it should be it imo, and so commanders are concerned with accomplishing it and making sure their boys return home alive. With the recruiting crisis we are already overworked, tasking everyone with more paperwork to pass an audit is not the answer here.
What are we trying to accomplish here anyway? Ensuring we have all the records for the billions in equipment we donated to the taliban? We are missing the forest while inspecting trees here. If we are trying to improve readiness, we should measure that. If we are trying to save money, we should measure that via cost for performance. Right now we are trying to measure how good private johnson is at counting beans. Spoiler alert - he's not good at it.
The completely unaudited part prior to 2017 is partially true. The services have internal audit agencies and DoD has an inspector General and of course there’s GAO, the Government Accountability Office Office. They have all done financial audits in some for/fashion since the CFO Act of 1990. I only mention that to say it’s much worse than the 6 years they claim they’ve been audited, it’s more like 33 years. And they won’t care until their budget starts being seriously reduced until they are compliant. They could be auditable and ultimately clean if they’d contract their accounting out to an Amazon and Lockheed (for aircraft maintenance) joint venture reporting to GAO since they work for Congress. Congress would have to get smarter and more mature to pull this off. In the meantime this is one of main reasons why the DoD books are so unclean, virtually everyone in the accounting chain including the auditors are this guy
Kindly put, the product baseline for all or most weapon systems procured since the 1960's is different than the documentation. This means readiness is not achieved in budgeted funds, see tactical aircraft the past 10 or 11 years.
If your asset descriptions are fiction you cannot invite auditors who look only for facts!
It will never change, DEEP STATE👇