DOD watchdog investigating pandemic aid directed to defense contractors

By Tony Bertuca / October 15, 2020 at 1:25 PM
The Defense Department inspector general has begun an investigation to determine whether the Pentagon acted appropriately when it spent hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid to prop up defense contractors. "The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DOD awarded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to increase the Defense Industrial Base manufacturing capacity in accordance with Federal regulations and Defense Production Act authorities," reads a new IG notice . The investigation was...

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