Bush Scandals List

357. Pentagon has too few auditors for its weapons acquisition programs

A March 2008 report by the Pentagon’s Inspector General found that in fiscal year 2007 $152 billion (48%) of $316 billion in expenditures on weapons acquisitions had not received sufficient audit scrutiny. It noted its auditors are overwhelmed. In 1997 each Inspector General auditor oversaw $642 million in contracts and that had increased by 2007 to $2.3 billion. The report also found that while complaints of reprisals against whistleblowers had increased over the last ten years by 62% from 315 to 528 a year the number of investigators had actually decreased from 22 to 19.

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