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Pentagon to Give More Funds for Contractor Pensions

The Defense Department may pay more for future contractor programs under a rule requiring the government to increase reimbursements to contractors for pensions, Federal Times reports. The rule, part of the 2006 Pension Protection Act, takes effect this week and sets standards for companies to calculate pension fund liabilities. The …

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Senate Bill Moves Up Pentagon Audit Deadline

In mid-October, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee he wanted the Pentagon to be ready for an audit by 2014, three years earlier than the deadline mandated by Congress. Later in a memo to Pentagon comptroller Robert Hale Panetta ordered the department’s statement of budgetary resources …

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Defense CFO: DoD Needs to Work to Pass Audits

The Defense Department has not passed a financial audit in nearly two decades. A type of commitment rarely seen in previous years is required to pass an audit, DoD’s chief financial officer said Thursday. According to Federal News Radio, Robert Hale spoke to a House Armed Services Committee panel, assembled …

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DoD Makes Plans for Audit

DoD Comptroller Robert Hale, Photo: defense.gov Defense News takes a hard look at why efforts to audit the Defense Department are so difficult. As reported last week, the Pentagon has a deadline of 2017 to be fully auditable, a goal many think may be entirely unrealistic. Defense News reports efforts …

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Defense Officials OK with 2012 Budget

The 2011 budget (or lack thereof) stole the show at a Defense Department news conference Monday about the just-released 2012 budget. Robert Hale, DoD’s comptroller, made dire predictions about the lack of an official budget and said the hard choices the Pentagon would have to make in reduced spending was …

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