Army secretary: Improvements at Arlington cemetery

September 20, 2011 - 7:10 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The secretary of the Army has released a report detailing improvements made at Arlington National Cemetery more than a year after the disclosure of embarrassing revelations at the burial ground.

On Tuesday, Secretary John M. McHugh released the report and wrote a letter to lawmakers. He said the new management team at the cemetery has made progress in reconciling decades' worth of paper records with physical graveside inspections. He said new policies have been put in place and equipment and training were modernized.

McHugh said mismanagement no longer exists after he ousted the leadership last year.

The Army's inspector general said last year it had found hundreds of discrepancies between burial maps and grave sites as well as a host of other problems.

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