Stars and Stripes for December 26, 2006 reported on the latest report of the Dept. of Defense Inspector General which details a record-setting year of recoveries through investigations conducted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. The report covers the period from April 1 through September 30, 2006. The total of $1.9 billion includes a number of recoveries that originated as whistleblowers suits filed under the federal False Claims Act.
Stars and Stripes notes that the IG’s report to Congress is only one of several government reports investigating the military and that the Government Accountability Office recently released a report detailing poor oversight for military contractors in Iraq.