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The Nation

The Defense Department’s inspector general informed Congress that “corrective actions” taken in response to previous internal audits will save taxpayers roughly $1.3 billion over coming years. Joseph H. Sherick, in a required report covering the first six months of the current fiscal year, also said his office had produced 8,491 new audit reports during the period “which contain potential monetary benefits of over $1.6 billion.” Whether those savings are ultimately realized, however, will depend upon “management responses” to the auditors’ findings, the report indicates.


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