First planned audit in Pentagon history.
The Trump administration have met their fair share of criticism, but it looks like paperwork in the Pentagon has been sloppy for years.
The first ever Pentagon audit has been planned to look over the problems arising from years of waste, overpayments and a reported trillions of dollars in ‘misplaced‘ funds.
We understand that running one of the biggest countries in the world is never going to be an easy task, but time and again, governments show those voting for them that they don’t really have a clue what they’re doing.
The Pentagon are to be audited by 2,400 independent personnel, after reports recently that the military somehow lost count of where 44,000 soldiers were.
Officials recognize that a shakeup at the heart of the system is usually the opposite of those working in the system want.
Previous CFO at the Department of Homeland Security David Norquist said:
“Starting an audit is a matter of driving change inside a bureaucracy that may resist it,”
“It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence in DoD’s management of every taxpayer dollar,”
A spokesperson for the Pentagon said:
“The audit is massive. It will examine every aspect of the department from personnel to real property to weapons to supplies to bases. Some 2,400 auditors will fan out across the department to conduct it,”
The advent of the Trump administration and the rise of ‘fake news’ seems to have filled America with a sense of mistrust. In a world where the disparity between the rich and poor seems more prevalent than ever, ‘everyman’ sees no reason as the why the Pentagon can seemingly be so frivolous when it comes to spending.
The audit represents a change in what people are expecting from their government, and a thirst for change.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in 2001 said:
“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,”
Via Zero Hedge