Pentagon Fails Sixth Audit in a Row, Claiming “Progress Sort of Beneath the Surface”
The U.S. military appears unfazed in its inability to account for billions of dollars. On Thursday, the Department of Defense failed its sixth consecutive audit — but hailed its “incremental progress.”
As the Pentagon budget nears a watershed $1 trillion — the largest of any federal government agency — it has never passed a single one of the annual audits mandated by Congress. In a press briefing, the Department of Defense said it had no timeline for passing an audit.
“We’ve heard the same platitudes about audit progress for years,”...