WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve.
Results of the inspection – conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel and property – were expected to be completed later in the day.
“We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters.
The U.S. defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30 was $700 billion. It was unclear what consequences there would be for the failed audit, but defense officials and outside experts have said it may be years before the Pentagon is able to fix its accounting gaps and errors and pass an audit.
A 1990 federal law mandated that U.S. government agencies be audited, but the Pentagon had not faced a comprehensive audit until this one was launched in December.
Let me take my shoes and socks off here for a second,
This audit started a year ago, so, 2017-1990= TWENTY SEVEN FUCKING YEARS that they fucked this audit off to start with, the office in the Pentagon that this audit was supposed to started in conveniently had an “Airliner” slam into it and destroy any trace of what had been going on there way back on 9/11/2001 just for good measure to begin with and just who ever thought there would be the slimmest chance of there ever being any accountability there in the first place was?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Trillions of tax payer dollars down a bottomless rat hole and some rich assed motherfucking Military Industrial Complex types laughing all the way to the bank, year after year, after year after year.
If anyone ever expects to see an ounce of accountability for all that money I have a slightly rusty hammer or a toilet seat to sell them at only 16 billion dollars piece.
Cheap by these peoples standards.
I’ll even autograph them for you at no charge.