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GAO Urges Census Bureau to Address Security Issues Ahead of Decennial Count

The Government Accountability Office called out the Census Bureau in a recent audit report for not having addressed more than 3K security issues afflicting various systems crucial to the 2020 Census. The GAO said that fixing these problems is especially critical since most of the systems will handle personally identifiable information collected from millions of households across the country.

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David Norquist: DoD-Wide Audit Results Could Come in Fall

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist has said the ongoing Defense Department-wide audit is part of National Defense Strategy implementation efforts and that he expects the results to be available by fall, DoD News reported Thursday. He told WGAN radio station in an interview the review will cover the Pentagon’s personnel, equipment and property investments. …

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DoD OIG Report Lists Open Recommendations for Department Program, Operation Management

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Inspector General has found that the heads of multiple DoD components have yet to finish taking corrective action on almost 2,000 recommendations that the office proposed following various audits and evaluation initiatives. Recommendations in the 2018 Compendium report covered various topics such as logistics, intelligence, acquisition programs, …

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GAO: DoD Should Centralize Info About Hosting Government Payloads on Commercial Satellites

The Government Accountability Office called on the Defense Department to collect and consolidate agency-wide knowledge about hosting government payloads aboard commercially manufactured satellites. GAO said Monday it found that, although multiple offices within the DoD engage in activities pertaining to commercially hosted payloads, they do so independently, resulting in a fragmented knowledge …

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GAO: NASA Should Standardize Loss of Crew Risk Computation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that NASA enforce a standard method for establishing the likelihood of astronauts being permanently injured or killed while on board a spacecraft. NASA’s administrator should instruct pertinent agency heads “to collectively determine and document… how the agency will determine its risk tolerance level with respect …

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David Norquist: DoD to Undergo Full-Scale Audit in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD’s components and financial statements are scheduled to undergo full audits in 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Norquist told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that DoD collaborated with independent public accounting companies to facilitate the full-scope audit. “Most …

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