Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Department of Defense Inspector General to Audit DARPA over $4.3 Billion in Contracts and Grants

I doubt this Inspector General audit of DARPA will truly be an independent audit considering DARPA is a part of the Defense Department. Nevertheless, the Defense Department is going through the whole song and dance of showing it is serious about accountability. I will wait until I see the audit results before making a final determination.

The Department of Defense Inspector General (IG) is auditing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and looking into financial ties of DARPA Director Regina Dugan after POGO called for an investigation into potential conflicts of interest at the agency. The Pentagon IG explained the audits in a letter to POGO sent on Friday.

Regular readers of this blog know that I frequently blog about DARPA being the "mad scientist wing" of the Pentagon. The DARPA agency is always coming up with new technologies that seem to be straight out of a comic book. Apparently, it was not spending its monies appropriately.

Source: Project on Government Oversight (POGO)