Thirty years after Congress directed an audit of the Department of Defense (DoD), in 2018, it has finally come to fruition – and the results aren’t great. Though the DoD did not expect to pass the audit, auditors identified over 2,000 problems. “We never thought we were going to pass an audit, right? Everyone was betting against us that we wouldn’t even do the audit,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
Approximately 1,200 auditors conducted almost 1,000 site visits at 600 locations including military bases, depots and warehouses, at a cost of $413 million. While there were no instances of fraud found in the audit, auditors are worried about Pentagon leadership, as the largest number of findings were found in IT security – placing serious risk on our nations defense capabilities.Read the full report