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Commissary Savings Study Was Incomplete: Auditors

November 15, 2016

DeCA CommissaryThe Defense Department failed to provide Congress with a complete picture of what it would take to eliminate taxpayer funding of the commissary system while still keeping stores open and patron savings at current levels, according to a report released this week.

The Pentagon was required by Congress in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to produce a plan to achieve “budget neutrality.” In the plan, released in June, officials said that there is no way to do so without closing stores or raising prices, but offered some ways the department could instead save $2 billion over five years.

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