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GAO: DSCA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of FMS Program Expenditures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency modify its strategy for overseeing operational expenses of the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program.

GAO said Monday it found that DoD lacks data to show how the department spends on military operations such as compensating program staff and monitoring contractor compliance to contract requirements.

The DSCA director should coordinate with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to reconcile and clarify the reliability of data on the use of FMS administrative funds, according to the government audit agency.

The watchdog added that DSCA director should submit at least two annual assessments on how military departments process finances and use a risk-based approach to periodically evaluate the business process of DoD components for administrative funds.

The rest of GAO’s recommendations can be found here.

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