Pentagon fails yet another audit

All federal agencies, including the Pentagon, are under the same requirement to undergo an independent financial audit since the early 1990s. Every other federal department has satisfied audit requirements since fiscal 2013. The Pentagon doesn't expect to pass an audit before 2027.

"Right now, the Pentagon can't even tell you where all of its buildings are located in the United States," the senior aide to Sanders said.

Another big issue is that the Pentagon hasn't been able to say how many contractors and subcontractors it employs. In 2018, it emerged that the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency did not have a paper trail for more than $800 million in construction projects.

The Pentagon audit is comprised of 27 individual audits conducted about 40 percent received clean opinions, one audit yielded a modified opinion and the remaining failed.

“I would say we failed to get an ‘A,’ ” McCord said. “I would not say that we flunked. The process is important for us to do, and it is making us get better. It is not making us get better as fast as we want.”

The worst player of all was the F-35 JSF program.

JSF “program property are not accounted for, managed, or recorded in APSR,” the audit said. “As a result, JSF property is not properly reflected in the DoD financial statements. Additionally, the Department [of Defense] relies on contractor records to value JSF property.”

Also included in these audits is the final reports on Afghanistan.

It’s been more than a year since the U.S. military’s chaotic withdrawal from Kabul, and the Defense Department actually has no clear idea how much U.S.-funded military equipment fell into the Taliban’s hands in Afghanistan, according to a new report from a top government watchdog.

However, the failure started long before that.

“U.S. efforts to build and sustain Afghanistan’s governing institutions were a total, epic, predestined failure on par with the same efforts and outcome in the Vietnam war, and for the same reasons.”

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The billions going to Ukraine will be different. We will know where every dollar went. I know. I read the news.

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spending in fiscal year 2015-2016 by the Army, we're not even looking at the Navy, was the biggest scandal of the summer of 2016. Bigger than Clinton or Trump or Seth Rich or Wikileaks.

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2016-113.pdf

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500
July 26, 2016

MEMORANDUM FOR UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)/ CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
SUBJECT: Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported (Report No. DODIG-2016-113)

We are providing this report for review and comment. Army and Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis personnel did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in third quarter adjustments and $6.5 trillion in yearend adjustments made to Army General Fund data during FY 2015 financial statement compilation. We conducted this audit in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards…

FY 2015 Financial Statement Compilation Adjustments Not Supported or Documented

… Specifically,

• OASA(FM&C) and DFAS Indianapolis personnel did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in JV adjustments for third quarter and $6.5 trillion in JV adjustments for yearend, and

• DFAS Indianapolis personnel did not document or support why DDRS-B removed at least 16,513 of 1.3 million feeder file records during third quarter FY 2015….

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

To paraphrase Jodie Foster: Human is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.

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The Pentagon? Oh, please. Santa Claus is gonna come give me a friggin’ blowjob in the middle of 5th Avenue before *that* ever happens.

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

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@usefewersyllables Too big to audit. TBTA. Mrs. dys and I once got to take everything down to their beautiful marble offices in Long Beach CA to spend a day. More scrutiny than Enron and FTX put together! On what could have only been a 40k year, by a couple little people.

They should send those 80K new hires into the Pentagon!

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