Saturday, April 5, 2014

U.S. State Department: "Dangerous Lack of Oversight" - $6B Misplaced - Missing Contracts - Lack of Internal Control - Whistleblower's Emails Hacked and Deleted

Source: HANG THE BANKERS

State Department misplaces $6b worth of contracts under Hillary Clinton

05 Apr 2014
The US State Department is unable to explain how it spent billions of dollars worth of contract funds in areas throughout the world, according to a newly unveiled report by the department’s internal watchdog.

The Office of Inspector General explained in a March 20 “management alert” to department leaders that approximately $6 billion has gone unaccounted for over the past six years. The note said the number of missing documents “exposes the department to significant financial risk” and is a dangerous lack of oversight.

“It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file,” the inspector general wrote. “It impairs the ability of the Department to take effective and timely action to protect is interests and, in turn, those of taxpayers.”

There is no indication that representatives within the Bureau of Administration’s Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE) fraudulently filed any of the missing contracts, only that State Department brass misplaced the necessary paperwork. The omissions are especially notable, though, because of similar memos that have noted budgetary oversights in the past.

In one instance, the State Department could not locate files regarding payments to contractors assisting US military forces in Iraq. That incident, one of the “repeated examples of poor contract file administration,” according to the inspector general, included contracts worth $2.1 billion.

An unrelated audit of the Bureau of African Affairs indicated the department could not supply the “complete contract administration files” for even one of the eight contracts, worth a total of nearly $35 million, under examination.

The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” the report noted.

While no proof of fraudulent payments was mentioned, the Office of Inspector General did warn that lax record-keeping standards does create the potential for abuse.

OIG recommends that the Under Secretary for Management ensure that contracting officers and their supporting personnel, and A/OPE specialists conducting oversight visits, have resources sufficient to maintain adequate contract files in accordance with relevant regulations and policies,” the officials recommended.

The report also encouraged the State Department to hold employees accountable when they are found to have committed such infractions.

The State Department, which is responsible for a vast number of duties relating to international relations, has also announced that it will publish ambassador qualifications from now on. The Obama administration has come under fire because of the perception that not all newly appointed State Department ambassadors were up to the task of heading up US relations in other countries. The necessary “certificates of demonstrated competence” were previously only available to lawmakers, but will now be made available to the public, American Foreign Service Association President Robert Silverman told USA Today.

We believe transparency of the nomination process is an important step,” he said Friday. “We very much appreciate the efforts of the White House and State Department, and AFSA – as the voice of the Foreign service – looks forward to working to assure that our country is represented by the very best men and women at our diplomatic missions abroad.”

9 comments:

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  2. Bring back the cbox.

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    1. This corruption is going on in all countries , contracts for their mates in crime ,no oversight ,no costings . IN Australia they paid 1 million each for transportable rooms worth 130,000 , 16 billion worth , 2 billion to put pink bats in roofs which most ended up being fake jobs not even done and names taken out of phone books . Lend Lease seems to be a main culprit in a lot of countries. The world is being run by the criminal elite by the looks of it and how anyone could elect Clinton or Bush is beyond me .

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    2. Re: election of Clinton or Bush - the answer is electronic voting

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  5. Bloomberg reports,

    Former ABN Amro Group NV Netherlands Chief Executive Officer Jan Peter Schmittmann, his wife and a daughter were found dead at their home today after a possible “family tragedy,” Dutch police said.

    “The bodies of a father and mother and their daughter were found at the property” in the town of Laren, 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, Dutch police said in a statement on their website today. Leonie Bosselaar, a police spokeswoman, said in a telephone call with Bloomberg News that the deceased were Schmittmann and two family members.

    The police received a call around 10:30 a.m. local time from a family acquaintance who said something may be wrong at the property, according to the statement. Bosselaar declined to comment further on what may have happened.

    The Dutch newspaper AD reported, without citing anyone, that the family was discovered by Schmittmann’s second daughter when she arrived home this morning. She was scheduled to travel to India with her parents, where she had an internship lined up, the newspaper said.

    Schmittmann, 57, joined ABN Amro in 1983 as assistant relationship manager and was named head of the lender’s Dutch unit in 2003. He stepped down from the Amsterdam-based bank in December 2008, after the company was nationalized earlier that year.
    Sadly,

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    Born in 1933, Adelson is a true “self-made” man, moving from Wall Street to real estate and eventually into gambling and “other” endeavors.
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    What is different about Adelson, what makes him different from the Koch Brothers or other “super-villains” is that he buys and sells politicians openly. He never makes an attempt to hide the fact that he is in the United States on behalf of Zionist extremists, buying every crooked politician he can find in order to push America into a world war on behalf of Israel.
    He brags about it. This is a man with chutzpah or “impudence,” in the real language of the Jewish world, Yiddish.
    Unlike the sniveling cowards that hide in the shadows, Adelson’s hatred of America is like a beacon. There are many “Israel firsters” in America, but none who would see America burned to the ground like Adelson. Yet this is not a man without charm as well. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/06/the-gambling-boss-that-runs-america/

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  7. Gangsters in government nothing less..

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