Problem

Unreported government spending

Other Names:
Underreported government spending
Financial cover-up
Secret government agency agreements
Secret government deals
Nature:
Government agencies routinely underreport levels of spending in areas which their governments do not wish to publicly support.
Incidence:
The American Army reported its use of private contractors in 1983, including management reviews, technical assistance, special studies and management and support services, at US$23,000, while the Pentagon's Inspector General said the army spent US$2,700,000 on them.
Narrower Problems:
Concealed government subsidies
Related Problems:
Underreported issues
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET