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Pentagon Loses Track of $800 Million

Michael Rainey
Pentagon Loses Track of $800 Million

The Defense Logistics Agency has 25,000 employees and processes 100,000 orders a day from the military and other federal agencies, for everything from food and fuel to maps and medical supplies.

According to Politico, the $40 billion-a-year logistics agency failed to document construction projects worth $800 million in 2016 alone, raising serious questions about the ongoing audit of the Pentagon that is scheduled to be completed this year.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who has long pushed for a comprehensive audit of the Defense Department, said, “If you can’t follow the money, you aren’t going to be able to do an audit.” 

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