Al Tucker, the executive director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, joined Pentagon Solutions for an hour-long discussion of the Defense Department’s accounting, budget and financial matters.
And the scaleback and other cuts in the official request do not amount to “feel-good proposals” for many lawmakers, Tucker said.
Tucker also discussed the threat of across-the-board sequestration cuts, which Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called a meat-axe and Tucker himself call a “sword of Damocles” hanging over the department.
In addition, Tucker provided an update of the Pentagon’s progress to have some of its books auditable by 2014.
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