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The Pentagon failed the first audit from 1990 of the year

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US media reported that the main military department failed the audit. Auditors have been working at the Pentagon since December of last year, conducting a so-called inventory of assets and revealing the presence of misuse of funds allocated earlier. US Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said that he was not surprised by the result, since he “did not expect that the audit would go smoothly.” At the same time, the Pentagon official added that some of the results of the audit “irritate” him.




Shanahan:
The purpose of the audit is to help improve discipline in management and a number of procedural issues. But some of the problems annoy me. There are inaccuracies in the inventory. The central database lists what has never happened before.


It is noteworthy that in the US, the law on the need to conduct systematic audits of all state structures without exception was adopted in the 1990 year, but so far the Pentagon has remained the only department where auditors have not worked. It was argued like this: too large a complex of buildings, many of which do not belong to the central office, and therefore the cost of the audit may be too large. However, after the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House, the auditors got to the Ministry of Defense, finding a real “black hole” there.

The auditors revealed a discrepancy between the level of cyber security declared in the IT departments of the Pentagon. Inventory inconsistencies are also identified, which do not allow to determine where equipment is located, weapons, documents for which Pentagon officials are responsible.

The total assets of the Pentagon, which was to be audited, amounted to 2,7 trillion dollars!

Shenahan said that he, as a taxpayer, needed a detailed report on what conclusions were made and how to correct the “flaws”. The sum of the “flaws” is not yet named, but there are suggestions in the US media that we are talking about at least tens of billions of dollars.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 16 November 2018 06: 57
    +11
    This is being stolen! Ours in comparison with them ... So they’re tearing a trifle in their pockets ... As there is in a joke .. a new Russian comes to an American bank and in a whisper asks the operator ... Can I put ten million dollars into your account ... That in response ... Speak out loud at us to be poor is not a shame ...
    1. Titsen
      Titsen 16 November 2018 07: 17
      -1
      Quote: Vard
      This is being stolen! Ours in comparison with them ... So they dig a little thing in their pockets ...


      Are you from the former team of couch minister of defense Serdyukov and are trying to make excuses?

      Everyone deeply snoops on the scale of theft in the mattress States and is very deeply indifferent to the extent of corruption in our long-suffering Fatherland and especially in the Ministry of Defense!

      They don’t give a damn, but our government borrowers must be put up against the wall!

      So whose will you be?
      1. Titsen
        Titsen 16 November 2018 07: 54
        -4
        Interesting - and who puts the cons to my comment?

        Serdyukovtsy or Serdyukoviks?
        1. Berber
          Berber 16 November 2018 08: 55
          +5
          Yes, this is another "mafia" in the VO.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 16 November 2018 13: 27
            +1
            Yes, at any large enterprise, the same computers are constantly dragged from department to department. It happens that there is a server on the network that works. And where he is physically - no one knows. And he stands in the old pantry, littered with broken furniture. Who put him there - they quit long ago. Personally faced with this phenomenon. And this is a computer, easily tracked equipment with an individual identification number. What to say about the rest.
            And here for more than a quarter of a century there has been no audit, and even at the Pentagon. Even without any theft, an inconsistency audit would have been found. But surely they stole.
        2. DenZ
          DenZ 16 November 2018 08: 57
          +6
          Quote: Titsen
          Interesting - and who puts the cons to my comment?
          Serdyukovtsy or Serdyukoviks?

          Probably those who are nevertheless interested in what is going on in the main military department of the USA Whether it is iron financial discipline or confusion and stagger, which the audit revealed. There should be as much information as possible about the enemy.
        3. cradle
          cradle 17 November 2018 06: 20
          0
          don’t worry, I bet + ... the patamush really fsso how much they dig from them .... it’s not interesting to count other people's money, but it’s a pity to mine mine.
    2. Evil543
      Evil543 16 November 2018 07: 37
      +1
      The main thing is to blame the Russians, but the Chinese are heapy. If not for them, there would not have been so much money for weapons, etc. spend
    3. moscowp
      moscowp 16 November 2018 08: 43
      +1
      We do not know what ours are in comparison with them, because we do not have an independent audit of the property of the Moscow Region and it is unlikely to ever be
    4. Qwertyarion
      Qwertyarion 16 November 2018 19: 21
      -1
      They just have higher prices, that's all.
      1. depressant
        depressant 16 November 2018 21: 01
        +1
        If you think about it, then the entire military budget of the United States is an inappropriate spending. An international audit in the format of a tribunal is desirable.
  2. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 16 November 2018 06: 58
    +1
    It seems to me that this initiative of Colonel Trump will quietly and imperceptibly come to naught. lol Patrons of the deep state will not let you stick your nose where it does not stand. After all, the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex structures associated with it are an instrument for the realization of its plans to dominate, if not on the planet as a whole, then at least on a part of its territories, so no one should worry about what is happening there, what is, what is not, etc. This is a stronghold American democracy, because he (the Pentagon - or the Ministry of Defense, for example) should not obey the pawn wishlist around wassat laughing
    Are you sitting in a chair? Sit and don’t stick your nose where it’s not worth it lol laughing repeat
    For commentators - sarcasm, i.e. humor (for tankers) hi
    1. SSR
      SSR 16 November 2018 08: 44
      +2
      Quote: Rurikovich
      For commentators - sarcasm, i.e. humor (for tankers)

      Well, humor, humor, and if you think so cleanly, for all this time they have a whole system and the military caste has formed, which simultaneously arranges whining about threats and a lack of budget and they remind the Khazars, money is war.
      No matter where it swayed for averting eyes, etc., Towers did not hesitate to drop and then an audit. recourse
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 November 2018 07: 02
    +3
    They stole, steal and will steal, especially in the department with a huge budget and not been tested for decades. Americans recall the fight against corruption only in other countries, especially those that do not want to build on the signal of an American pipe. And if they themselves didn’t manage to carry out something legislatively (the same lobbying), then they turn a blind eye to the pranks of senators, generals and other officials.
  4. Jerk
    Jerk 16 November 2018 07: 11
    +3
    Is that news? !!! Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, publicly stated that a quarter of the Pentagon’s spending goes unclear, and there are simply no accounting documents for over 2 trillion dollars.
    But this is the control in the head:
    https://theantimedia.com/the-pentagon-doesnt-know-what-it-spent-8-5-trillion-dollars-on/
    8,5 trillion bucks just went nowhere no documents at all, this is half of the US national debt, and this is news from 2013, over 5 years it could only grow ...
    1. just exp
      just exp 16 November 2018 09: 19
      +1
      in the states of the Fed alone, 9 trillion bucks were worn. 9 trillion in total.
      This is the budget of the Russian Federation for 30 years.
  5. bald
    bald 16 November 2018 07: 11
    0
    I have no idea who can figure out their vinaigrette filled with porridge. So, drop a little from above and you will already see it. And the audits themselves are deeply in no time, since they themselves feed from the same table.
  6. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 16 November 2018 07: 33
    +1
    However, after Donald Trump came to the White House, the auditors got to the Ministry of Defense, finding there a real “black hole”

    In this regard, it becomes clear why the US military budget is more and more from year to year.
    In general, guys, hold on: a businessman has come to the White House who knows how to count loot.
  7. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 16 November 2018 07: 48
    0
    Enviable kickbacks. American scope. Slavyanka, Spetsstroy and SU-155 are resting on the sidelines.
    1. Bull Terrier
      Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 07: 57
      -3
      They gave you heating there?))) Why are you bothering you?)))
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 16 November 2018 08: 04
        -2
        Spetsstroy overwhelmed the Vostochny cosmodrome and the Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport with a dual-use strategic level. This is more convex than the heating of educational and residential buildings. In any case, you can install potbelly stoves in the VSC or fires on asphalt.
        1. Bull Terrier
          Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 08: 05
          -1
          And where is this special building? He is not here. All dispersed or closed.
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 16 November 2018 08: 07
            -1
            They dispersed the dispersal, but the problems remained. And the billions of rubles that disappeared in the British offshore could not be returned. Spetsstroy operated more efficiently than the 22nd and 23rd SAS regiments, with green berets in addition. A very specific material damage was incurred.
            1. Bull Terrier
              Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 08: 08
              0
              We’ll figure it out somehow) what’s it for you?))) Are there few of your troubles?) Divide Yanukovych’s money quietly for now)
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 16 November 2018 08: 15
                -1
                American strong business executives steal in moderation. Euribadi happy. Orders are less fulfilled, dollars do not flow into Russian offshore companies. They spend the stolen billions in the USA, or in the worst case in the EU. It is time for our strong owners to learn from the enemy. To steal in moderation, do not forget about combat readiness.
                1. Bull Terrier
                  Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 08: 16
                  +1
                  Ours) not yours) your soprut even the last fuel and lubricant infection from the part) thanks for the advice, but somehow without them it is better)
                  1. gunnerminer
                    gunnerminer 16 November 2018 08: 37
                    -1
                    American thieves are not so greedy. Before the theft of fuel and lubricants from parts and non-payment of salaries to hard workers to the builders of the cosmodrome and Arctic objects, they do not go down. Even the powerful Dmitry Olegovich himself could not contribute to the payments earned by hard workers kopecks.
                    1. Bull Terrier
                      Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 08: 39
                      0
                      All) I'm tired of laughing) do something useful. And then your knowledge, emphasized from your ukrosi is really stupid.
                      1. gunnerminer
                        gunnerminer 16 November 2018 08: 42
                        -1
                        Срывают Госпрограммы вооружений ВПК РФ ,и лишают флот двигателей,отнюдь не укросми.
                      2. Bull Terrier
                        Bull Terrier 16 November 2018 08: 43
                        0
                        Do you have a no off button? Calm down already.
            2. SSR
              SSR 16 November 2018 09: 22
              0
              Quote: Bull Terrier
              And where is this special building? He is not here.

              Quote: gunnerminer
              Overclock overclocked

              Do not break your spears, "Spetsstroy" is not present, but it remained))) went into "subordination" to the VSK MO.
              They practically did not do their work, gave it to third-party offices and practically did not monitor the implementation, as an example, purchased equipment for the production of Light Steel Thin-Walled Structures, and almost any metal could be used (if the building did not fall under examination) and only after a series of emergency situations and identified and etc., etc., an agreement was signed with the same inst. Melnikov, and in May last year, the SNiP appeared on LSTK, but the departments kicked each other so much that, in essence, an order was issued that this SNiP lay on the table until December 31, 2017.
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 16 November 2018 10: 11
                +1
                Thanks for the clarification.
  8. The poor man
    The poor man 16 November 2018 08: 44
    +1
    The US media are clearly being shy. Since "In the central database there is something that never happened at all", then it smells like a trillionth number, I think so.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 16 November 2018 14: 24
      0
      Quote: Poor man
      "In the central database there is something that never happened at all," it smells like a trillion, I think.

      In addition to jokes, it is quite real. If we discard the banal theft, then from the warehouse point of view in this case (listed as something that has never been) the following options are possible:
      1. Cant accept. (Sneaked short delivery and stupidly filed documents for entry into the database)
      2. Error entering. We had a case (one of many similar ones) when pensioners-operators of the acceptance department hung up a warehouse with a shaking hand ... 4 billion rubles. fellow wassat It was all simple: instead of 0,750 gr. one reagent (terribly expensive, synthesis strictly on order) was added to the base 750 gr. his own. The jamb quickly surfaced, but damn it, the fact itself ...
      3. And yet, banal theft. laughing
      Given the Pentagon's scale, "storekeepers" there must fly on their own planes. fellow
  9. Altona
    Altona 16 November 2018 08: 57
    +2
    The sum of the “flaws” has not yet been called, however, there have been speculations in the US media that we are talking about at least tens of billions of dollars.
    -------------------------------
    This is visible only on the surface of the iceberg.
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 16 November 2018 10: 00
      0
      The official amount for the media will be announced by decision of the State Department. Real [del] pipipcbkami [/ del] everything from senators to sergeants will be measured quietly among themselves)))
  10. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 16 November 2018 09: 19
    +1
    The Pentagon still does not know where they serve and what several thousand military personnel (who have let go of their beards) are engaged. Although we guess. And you asked for pieces of paper candy wrappers.
  11. Berkut24
    Berkut24 16 November 2018 10: 35
    0
    At the same time, the Pentagon official added that some audit results were “annoying” him.

    It is interesting to know the amount of "irritation" for 28 years of cutting.
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 16 November 2018 14: 33
    +3
    But some of the problems annoy me. There are inaccuracies in the inventory. The central database lists what has never happened at all.

    I immediately remembered the story of "Alamagus" by E.F. Russell - as the crew of the Bastler ship, before an inspector's check, for a long time tried to find a certain "B-1098. Kapes, one" who was listed behind them. In the end, they made a certain device
    with numerous dials, switches and colored lights. In appearance, the device resembled a juicer created by a radio amateur.

    And they presented him to the inspector as "kapes". And after the inspection they took it apart, informing the headquarters that "one cape fell into its components under powerful gravitational pressure".
    In response, an order was received for all ships to land in the nearest spaceports, and "Bastler" was immediately told in detail under what circumstances kazenny dog broke up into its component parts. laughing
    1. depressant
      depressant 16 November 2018 21: 19
      +1
      I remember this story! Had some fun ...))
      1. japs
        japs 17 November 2018 22: 02
        0
        I read a very long time, a good story. I remember that the dog’s name was Yolk.
  13. NF68
    NF68 16 November 2018 15: 52
    0
    And then Russia will be blamed. Like, under her influence, the money didn’t go exactly where it was needed, and so on. etc.
    1. japs
      japs 16 November 2018 19: 02
      +1
      Quote: NF68
      And then Russia will be blamed. Like, under her influence, the money didn’t go exactly where it was needed, and so on. etc.

      Do not even go to the grandmother, the base is already summed up:
      - Violations of IT security protocols.
      The conclusion is clear and completely obvious - the work of Russian hackers, bringing the military budget to offshore.
      1. NF68
        NF68 16 November 2018 21: 31
        +2
        Quote: japs
        Quote: NF68
        And then Russia will be blamed. Like, under her influence, the money didn’t go exactly where it was needed, and so on. etc.

        Do not even go to the grandmother, the base is already summed up:
        - Violations of IT security protocols.
        The conclusion is clear and completely obvious - the work of Russian hackers, bringing the military budget to offshore.


        How convenient. Americans or British can turn on a fool as much as they like and throw portions of a known substance on a fan, and then prove that you are not a camel or something like that.
  14. faterdom
    faterdom 16 November 2018 20: 56
    +2
    the law on the need for systematic audits of all government agencies without exception was adopted in 1990, but until now the Pentagon has remained the only agency where auditors did not work

    28 years!!! During this time, cadets of West Point and Annapolis managed to become admiral generals, steal cosmic astronomical sums and, with honor, in medal orders, dump them on retirement! And we held them for a sample for 20 years or more. even the shoulder strap on the belly with a particularly talented minister was moved! And we all somehow crookedly turned out. It turns out the standard curve!
    We can provide real help to the Americans - we have the head of the Accounts Chamber - HEAD! The Americans themselves greatly praised him. So, we can exchange it for anything you need. Or give it away - it will teach Americans to keep their gold and foreign currency reserves in Russia and China, so as not to spur inflation.