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Pentagon financial management problems

Hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, July 1, 1993 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7371997M
ISBN 100160448719
ISBN 109780160448713
OCLC/WorldCa31223555

Each ministry calls for too many reports, both from the financial as well as administrative management. Pentagon financial management problems book confused communications between the Army and the National Guard, the Guard then demoted and re-promoted Pfleider several times. And DLA, which after three years of preparation says it is ready for a full scrub of its books, is the test case. This results in overloading a person with work and in the wake he can commit many mistakes as well. Space Force to perform its missions in this budget year. Instead of smoothening everything, they try to create complications and bundles and in many cases internal audit proves more difficult a nut to crack than the external or outside audit to crack than the external or outside audit which is done by statutory authorities.

DLA has "a terrible customer" in the Pentagon, he said. He got no such relief from DFAS. And as Aiken and many other soldiers have found, once mistakes are detected, getting them corrected - or just explained - can test even the most persistent soldiers see related story. But it was just the beginning of a consolidation of military supply and logistics activities that advanced over the next several decades. Finally, in Octoberthe Army - for "compassionate reasons" - transferred him to Fort Bliss, Texas. If they had caught the error, then by law Aiken's debts would have been waived, and he and his family would have been spared their financial ordeal.

Further, even after Aiken complained, the Defense Department didn't return the bulk of the money to Aiken until after Reuters inquired about his case. Not only this, but there is another problem namely that in a public undertaking in India expenditure is not linked with the performance and targets achieved. He still has nightmares, flashbacks, chronic pain and other symptoms. This is the fundamental management dilemma facing Mr. Defense Department. But like other similar Pentagon enterprises — including agencies that acquire health and information services or run military commissaries and missile defense programs — it doesn't use the same business practices.


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Readers interested in a short primer written by defense insiders, with over years of collective experience, on how to think about defense and what Pentagon financial management problems book of changes can and should be made once we have reliable information are referred to the The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It.

Inafter re-enlisting, Aiken was in Afghanistan when an armored vehicle he was riding in hit an anti-tank mine. But the consolidation wasn't complete. To cope with personnel considerations, human resources managers work in tandem with business-unit chiefs to find the best tactics to attract competent and experienced employees.

His decisions will reshape our armed forces for decades to come and determine whether we live in a more or less dangerous world. Panetta should seek blanket authority from Congress to shrink the Pentagon bureaucracy.

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It concluded that dysfunctions of the system "damage the morale and welfare of the Service members and their families. LEFT: "This is kind of hard to read. He does not consider himself part of the whole management system. These included failure to "exercise sufficient professional judgment," ineffective quality-control monitoring and failure to comply with required accounting standards.

DFAS does operate call centers. Pentagon financial management problems book sort of workaround was a main reason for Aiken's hardships at Fort Bliss. The diamonds, for instance, are essential to sharpen machine tools and to make components for tanks, warships and bombers.

History shows that this would result in a hollowed-out force that will embolden our enemies. Source: Peter Schoomaker The agency was born in the push to realize savings in defense spending after the Cold War. At DLA, "they don't have a single database that tracks everything.

Aiken, then 30 years old, was in his second month of physical and psychological reconstruction at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, after two tours of combat duty had left him shattered.

The Pentagon rightly pressures industry to reduce overhead costs, but it is far more inefficient itself. Aiken, who had already moved with his unit from Afghanistan to another location in Germany, arrived by bus.

It only got worse. With short-term and long-term memory loss, he struggled to keep appointments and remember key dates and events.

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More immediately, the mess in Pentagon pay in particular carries implications for national security. While stationed in Kuwait from throughhe called DFAS to ask that it pay him the special allowances and entitlements he should have been receiving.

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Many Pentagon financial management problems book are already at work. In the meantime, soon after Schoomaker's return to active duty, a computer-generated letter arrived at his home, addressed to his wife and offering condolences on the general's death.

Pentagon financial management problems book, assigned to deal with some of them, says that despite his efforts, he often wasn't able to get DFAS to resolve mistakes. The Pentagon should emulate big corporations and implement a "single, all-Service and all-component, fully integrated personnel and pay system, with common core software.

But again in the public sector undertakings it has not been found possible to device a policy of declaring surpluses. Staff in the individual services insisted on changes to accommodate their particular needs.Mar 22,  · But the Pentagon's over‐all spending will have declined only $2 billion.

the financial sit uation was changed by a Presidential decision to inject massive stimulus into the economy. Get this from a library! The CFO Act and the Army audit: persistent Pentagon financial management problems: hearing before Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, August 7, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.]. Mar 18,  · The Defense Department over the years has been notorious for its lax accounting practices. The Pentagon has never completed an audit of how they actually spend the trillions of dollars on wars, equipment, personnel, housing, healthcare and procure.Similarly financial management should also be pdf by the economies pdf it has affected without prejudicing efficiency or hostilities of the workers.

But again financial management is faced with many problems, it is of course criticised everywhere, but so far there are no means and methods on which performance can be tested. Dec 28,  · Bad things happen when the Pentagon tries to run itself like a business. logistics management" and "cumbersome financial management” and criticized the Pentagon for paying "excessive prices.Sep 02,  · The DOD is not a corporation trying to make money for investors ebook creditors, ebook, so all the efforts to produce consolidated financial statements blessed by auditors (which is where large numbers of the documentation problems discussed in the IG report arise) are, in fact, a complete waste of time, financial management manpower, and money.