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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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DOJ Watchdog: $16 Muffin Report Overcooked

The much-derided $16 muffins reported in a Justice Department inspector general audit may have never existed after all. According to Politico, DOJ’s top watchdog reportedly apologized on Friday and admitted taxpayers did not actually pay $16 per muffin at a recent department conference. In redacting its prior dollar amount claim, …

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GAO Says Pentagon Making Little Progress to be Audit Ready

The Defense Department hopes to be able to pass an audit by 2017 but has not taken effective steps to achieve that goal, according to testimony on Friday from the Government Accountability Office. Asif Khan, GAO director of financial management and assurance, told a House Oversight Committee subpanel the Pentagon …

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GSA IT System Failed Due to Oversight Issue, Audit Finds

The General Services Administration lost another IT system because of recurring contract management issues and lack of accountability, an internal audit found. The GSA Office of Inspector General assessed the reliability of GSA’s Acquisition Career Managment Information System, the federal government’s acquisition workforce training and education database of record. The …

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Body Armor Works, Army Official Says

A Army top acquisition official said Thursday he is unaware of any instance where body armor has failed to protect a soldier against an ammunition round. The AP reports Lt. Gen Bill Phillips addressed concerns over the safety of body armor at a press conference. “We want to make sure …

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Pentagon Audit Finds Army Improperly Tested Body Armor

The Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and cannot determine if 5 million pieces of the equipment meet standards, a Defense Department audit found. According to the AP, the Pentagon’s inspector general focused on seven Army contracts for the plates, awarded between 2004 and 2006. The total …

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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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