The Department of Defense’s office of inspector general has released a new report to help non-auditors understand the findings of the first departmentwide financial audit in fiscal year 2018. A team of over 1K auditors visited more than 600 DoD sites and evaluated over 90K sample items and found that 13 of the 21 DoD reporting entities received disclaimers of opinion, which means that an auditor fails to obtain sufficient audit evidence on which to base an opinion, according to the report released Tuesday.
James Mattis: DoD Initiates Measures to Build Up Lethality, Alliances Under National Defense Strategy
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon has launched several initiatives to advance the National Defense Strategy’s three lines of effort, Defense.gov reported Saturday. Mattis told the audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that the Defense Department has initiated the recapitalization of the nuclear deterrent in order to increase lethality.
The Pentagon failed to get a “clean opinion” in its first departmentwide financial audit, Federal News Network reported Thursday. A team of 1K independent auditors and representatives from the Defense Department’s office of inspector general evaluated over 90K sample items and found that information technology weaknesses were some of the top issues identified in the audit.Read More »
David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has said the first departmentwide financial statement audit is expected to cost approximately $367 million this year, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also anticipate spending about $551 million in 2018 fixing problems identified by the auditors,” he said Wednesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. …Read More »
David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has said he received a notice from the Pentagon’s office of the inspector general about the start of the first agencywide financial audit this month, DoD News reported Thursday. “Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15,” Norquist said Thursday during the Pentagon …Read More »
Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memorandum that details the Defense Department’s “three lines of effort” that aim to maintain U.S. military superiority amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. Mattis wrote in the Oct. 5 memo …Read More »
Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday that DoD will continue to work toward achieving a clean audit opinion, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes McCord told committee members the department’s current strategy to achieve full audit accountability is a key element of Defense Secretary Ashton …Read More »