The Pentagon can’t, and won’t, meet audit deadlines

"We cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." - Donald Rumsfeld

The Pentagon can’t, and won’t, meet audit deadlines

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars on efforts to make itself audit-ready in time for not one, but two deadlines – one in 2014, the other in 2017. It won’t meet the first and probably won’t meet the second. The deadlines represent efforts inside and outside of the Pentagon toward meeting a goal that […]

Pentagon wants leaked documents back

Pentagon wants leaked documents back

The Pentagon demanded Thursday that a website that solicits leaked government secrets cancel any plan to publish more classified military documents and pull back tens of thousands of secret Afghan war logs already posted on the Internet. The demand, which the Pentagon has no independent power to enforce, is primarily aimed at preventing release of […]

Another TSA nominee bites the dust

Another TSA nominee bites the dust

President Barack Obama is back to square one — again — in finding a transportation security chief to shore up the nation’s defenses against terrorist threats from the air, road and rail. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding took himself out of the running Friday night as head of the Transportation Security Administration, another setback […]

Defense official ran private spy operation in Afghanistan, Pakistan

A Defense Department official is under investigation for hiring private contractors to gather intelligence on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, The New York Times reported Sunday. That information was then supplied to military units and intelligence officials, the Times said, citing anonymous military and business sources in the United States and Afghanistan. The scheme […]