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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: Thorneblood
This section from the "Audit the Pentagon" act may account for the sudden fire under the Pentagon's butt:
If DOD does not obtain an audit for FY2018, the bill: (1) cancels the transfer authority provided by this Act, (2) establishes a Chief Management Officer to be responsible for the management and administration of DOD, and (3) transfers jurisdiction of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service from DOD to the Department of the Treasury.
If I read this correctly, if the DOD doesn't complete this audit by the end of FY2018, they will loose control of their budget, which will then come under the stewardship of the Department of the Treasury.
In the current political climate, I'm not sure that's much better. But you gotta start somewhere.
Now they need to start auditing the management and procurement processes of major weapons systems like the Zumwalt destroyers and the F-35. Why is the US spending untold billions of dollars on cost overruns and schedule slips on these systems and still not getting the product they originally specified?