Conduct a Full Audit of the Pentagon
Current Status: CompromiseAs of
"Pay for this necessary rebuilding of our national defense by conducting a full audit of the Pentagon, eliminating incorrect payments, reducing duplicative bureaucracy, collecting unpaid taxes, and ending unwanted and unauthorized federal programs."
Although promised by Trump -as well as other candidates during the 2016 election cycle - the groundwork for a Pentagon audit was first mandated in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (H.R.2647) :
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(ii) ensuring the financial statements of the Department of Defense are validated as ready for audit by not later than September 30, 2017;
Trump's appointee for Defense Department Comptroller, David L. Norquist, announced the audit in December 2017 on the eve of one of the government shutdowns over the national budget.
Results of the audit will take time as the effort is enormous - with an expected 1200 auditors assessing over $2 Trillion in assets worldwide. Meanwhile, the Republican-led Congress at the behest of the Trump administration didn't wait for audit results to increase defense spending dramatically over the next couple of years.