And why is this being touted as the loss of $800 million?
When this question was being investigated, it turned out that the construction was managed by an agency that no longer exists (as of a year ago iirc), and that there were absolutely no records kept and no way to answer how the money was spent for this project, or for $750 million worth of other projects that they managed.
It's even more annoying when someone uses "k" and "mm" in the same post, since the whole idea of "mm" comes from repeating roman "M" (1,000). So why not stick to k/kk (WoW-style) or M/MM (almost-roman style)?
At least "k" and "M" are based on some kind of standard.
Also note that the only cited source additionally claims that "M" is often used to indicate one thousand, as in $60,000 = $60M, which for all I know may be true in the financial world but is definitely not true for anyone outside that world who wants to be understood.
It is commonly abbreviated as [...] mm, or mn in financial contexts.[better source needed]
Yes it's pedantry and yes I understand that 'mm' is in someways a convention but it's a terrible one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbreviation (see especially the section on plural forms)
That's all I was stating.
This is patently false. We know where the money went. Toilet seats. Lots and lots of (very comfortable) toilet seats.
Saying the military paid $640 for the same kind of toilet seat you might put on your toilet at home is more than a little misleading.
I actually do have a similar type of toilet seat (as do most other people in Japan). Some optional extras you can get on toilet seats include a heated seat (highly recommended if you don't have heat in your house) and a fan that vents odours.
There are only 2 furnishings in my house that I wouldn't give up. One is the toilet seat and the other is a bath that pours itself and maintains a constant temperature with a recirculating pump. Worth every penny and more.
If they were made for the military, I can just about guarantee that they weren't at all comfortable no matter how much they cost.
"Frankly, I find it both shocking and incredible that DOD asserts that it no longer has any knowledge about TFBSO, an $800 million program that reported directly to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and only shut down a little over six months ago."