$1.7 billion in errors in Defense recovery data

Tuesday - 3/29/2011, 8:40am EDT

Defense Department spending data submitted to Recovery.gov contained $1.7 billion in errors. That's according to a new report out from the DoD Inspector General's office. Analysis of DOD's reporting found the agency did not have adequate controls in place to ensure the stimulus spending data they were sending was accurate. The IG's office making three recommendations for Defense including: Setting up a quality assurance plan to make sure data is reported accurately, setting policies for employees who review the data, and creating periodic data quality reviews.

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