SOCOM pledges to 'verify' programs meet mission needs following critical IG audit

By Tony Bertuca / August 18, 2020 at 11:14 AM
U.S. Special Operations Command purchased and fielded $815 million worth of military gear “without verifying that the equipment meets user needs,” according to a Defense Department inspector general report on an audit spanning two years. The IG audit , which covered 10 SOCOM programs valued at $1.4 billion from fiscal year 2017 to FY-19, found SOCOM officials “did not verify” whether six programs met “key performance parameters” prior to fielding. “Based on user comments, the equipment may not meet the...

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