The Department of the Navy is ‘Ballin’ Out of Control.’

Navy suspense accounts, “did not have controls in place to properly account for the [Department of the Navy] suspense account transactions,” for $67 million. Perhaps Adam “Pacman” Jones and the Department of the Navy had a rough weekend in Vegas. Although, what’s $67 million to the Navy or the Pentagon for that matter. The Pentagon lost a known, $34 Million in Afghanistan funding and stated, No one should be punished.”  Similarly, $1.6 Billion is still unaccounted and suspected to have been stolen  – in Iraq funding. Then a measly $67 million by that reasoning; whatever, brah – Vegas bound, to make it rain!

Yet, an Admiral or General must have used his/her Government Purchase/IMPAC Card at Deja Vu Showgirls or Sapphire’s. Remember that the Department of the Navy, includes the Marine Corps [Yeah, sorry the USMC is not really a branch, hence, Marines = My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment Sir.] The accounting in this debacle accounts as 77% Navy, 23% Marine Corps, and 1% “Other.”

Nevertheless, at the Alexandria, Virgina headquarters of the Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Defense, a phone call from the credit card company may have been received to launch this investigation. There were questions about suspicious charges and realistically assuming that the Inspector General was not invited to the Vegas party. Such a chain of events would have automatically launched an Inspector General investigation into Navy spending. Albeit the listed reasoning is a bit more vanilla.

In the Inspector Generals’ words,

Our objective was to determine whether Department of Defense (DoD) had controls in place to record Department of the Navy (DON) suspense account balances on the proper component‑level financial statements, whether the accounts were being used for the intended purpose, and whether transactions were resolved in a timely manner.”

The Audit Report, titled; Financial Management – Improvements Needed in Managing Department of the Navy Suspense Accounts (Project No. D2015-D000FS-0204.000) was released on June 30th. While the report does not annotate any Las Vegas charges, it does question a great deal of Navy accounting.

In the findings of the report, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service–Cleveland (DFAS‑CL,) is similarly implicated and where DON and DFAS-CL connect, is where the suspect accounting begins.

The Navy and DFAS-CL charged $3.6 million to America, and those transactions “may not” belong on any DON financial report. The actual accountability status of the $3.6 million is still fuzzy, and likely to remains so as if this is some bewildering encounter from, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.