The Defense Logistics Agency says it is working on cleaning up your bookkeeping mess
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One of the Defense Department’s largest agencies confirmed on Monday that it is not for more than $ 800 million spent for various construction projects.
A spokesman for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) told Fox News in an internal audit inadequacies found in the documentation “” in connection with the projects. The spokesman added that despite the lack of a paper trail”, there was no loss of accountability of real estate and related financing.”
The results of the testing for the 2016 fiscal year were for the first time, Politico reported. The company Ernst & Young found that the DLA had mistakenly 465 million worth of funded projects for the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies designated with $. The audit showed that the DLA had little or no documentation for a further $384 million Euro, the expenditure on projects.
The DLA, the processes of orders in the name of the armed forces and related Federal agencies, said it was not surprised by the result.
“DLA is the first of its size and complexity in the Department of Defense to audit, so that we did not anticipate, reach a ‘clean’ audit opinion in the first cycles,” the Agency said in a statement. “The key is the use of auditor feedback to focus our efforts and corrective action plans, and maximize the value from the audits. This is what we do now.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a longtime critic of Pentagon spending, confusion expressed skepticism that the Agency clean up could, in their book, leadership.
“If they can’t follow the money, you are not going to be able to do a test,” he told Politico, later, The [Pentagon] – feeder to add, “not to provide data. You are doomed to failure before you even start.”
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.
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