A U.S.-bound plane is parked at a gate at Narita International Airport in Japan, March 9, 2019. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES
A U.S.-bound plane is parked at a gate at Narita International Airport in Japan, March 9, 2019. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

DOD processed almost a billion dollars in improper travel payments in three years

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s travel system processed more than $965 million in improper payments in fiscal years 2016 through 2018, according to a government report released Thursday.

Improper payments, or payments that should not have been made or were made with an incorrect amount, has long been a significant problem in the federal government, according to the Government Accountability Office report.

Examples cited in the report of improper payments include a legitimate payment that lacks enough supporting documents, approvals and payments to an ineligible recipient, and duplicate payments.

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