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The Pentagon has trouble tracking billions of dollars WRT initiatives to counter IEDs (US)

Availability of information, Integrity of information, Records and operational performance, Systemic failure

The Pentagon has pumped billions of dollars into programs to counter the dangers of improvised explosive devices over the last decade but still lacks a way to track whether its initiatives are meeting their goals — a circumstance that a government watchdog warns could lead to overlap and wasted taxpayer funds.

Poor record keeping has hindered the Defense Department’s ability to monitor more than 1,300 individual anti-IED projects, complicating any effort by outsiders to assess whether the funds have been well spent, a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office said.

Read more: The Center for Public Integrity, August 6 2012

Read the Report: US Government Accountability Office

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