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POGO Supports DOD Financial Accountability Act Of 2009

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June 18, 2009

It is only fitting at a time when we are calling for increased fiscal responsibility from companies that we demand the same from the Department of Defense.  POGO commends U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Charles Grassley (R-IA) for introducing today the Department of Defense Financial Accountability Act of 2009, which sets firm deadlines for the Department of Defense to undergo a complete audit of its financial statements.
 
This legislation will provide a check and balance on the Pentagon's spending policies and practices.  Taxpayers deserve the assurance that the nearly $400 billion contracted out in FY2008 was properly administered and managed.
 
Statement by Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight. 

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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