The Pentagon failed its audit, but officials aren’t surprised

Defense News: The U.S. Department of Defense “failed” its first-ever audit, expected to be released Thursday, according to its No. 2 official.

But Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan isn’t surprised at the result, saying it was widely expected the audit would find issues. The audit, concluded through the DoD’s Office of Inspector General, has long been sought by lawmakers and good-government groups.

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