Pentagon IG: Unresolved Problems are Costing Money, and Making it Harder to Save Lives
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
The Pentagon’s inspector general has issued an annual review of unresolved issues at the department and found the backlog – and cost, in human and dollar terms – of those nagging problems is getting bigger:
…the number of open DoD OIG recommendations has grown from 1,581 on March 31, 2019, to 1,602. Of these recommendations, 51 have identified potential monetary benefits totaling $6.5 billion.
Among the unresolved issues are 189 in the military’s intelligence operations, including:
…supply chain risk management program for nuclear command, control, and communication systems; combatant command insider threat programs; processes for determining and fulfilling intelligence requirements for counterterrorism; DoD oversight of combatant command intelligence interrogation approaches and techniques; and the capacity of the Military Services to fill combatant command requests for counterintelligence support.
More troubling to the health and welfare of military personnel is a continuing lack of critical data reporting on suicides. According to the inspector general, incident reports failed to include:
…highly relevant information from other sources, such as medical records, law enforcement investigations, or command investigations, that could provide a better understanding of the circumstances and stressors related to suicidal behavior.
The IG’s office says there has been an “increase in suicide rates among active-duty military members, as well as higher‐than‐expected rates in the National Guard, compared to the U.S. population.” More detailed, incident reports are “necessary for developing effective suicide prevention policy and programs to reduce suicide rates across the force.”
This is not a new problem . Try finding the trillions of wasted monies and resources.
They say Bush Jr. lost track of around 3 trillion.
That’s right! The pentagon mysteriously lost trillions and When it was announced, the very next day the planes it the buildings on 9/11 that distracted people and stated a useless war for corrupt politicians profits!
It couldn’t be people stuck n tired of dealing with selfish incompetent federal jackatts
This is nothing new really. Remember 35-40 years ago reading about the Pentagon spending $75 for a hammer, and $200 for a toilet seats in bombers. When I was in the Marines, I heard about seamen in the Navy throwing perfectly good tool chests into the ocean so they could get new ones from congress. This is really old news.
YEAH, and buckets of wax over the side because they didn’t want to sweep, swab and wax the decks! But we can’t beat the H E Double Hockey Sticks out of them to break em down, that wouldn’t be politically (WHO CARES) INcorrect! We must coddle them and tell em to be nice! used to be the Marine Corps would knock you in the head w/the butt of a rifle when you needed it, NOW….Please. please. please! Problem is: this freeking Military is just to freeking feminine! I am NOT against woman I am against what will weaken a Military! The weakest LINK, IS a WOMEN! 1 Peter 3:7 KJV I joined the military in the mid 70’s when units were not coed, now how much better have things come w/integration of homosexuals and trans….and women made our fighting units!!
And all the bums are still there. What a disgrace!
Fix it, if you can find it, you can fix it
Waste at the Pentagon? Nothing new there, it’s been known for a looong time. besides, there is far more waste, misuse, and theft in the rest of the federal government than just in the Pentagon.