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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants the department to have at least part of its books ready for audit well in advance of the Congressionally-mandated 2017 deadline. The edict could prove challenging for some components of DoD.
In this week's "Pentagon Solutions," host Francis Rose brings highlights from the House Armed Services Committee Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability Reform hearing, "Is the Financial Management Workforce Positioned to Achieve DOD's Financial Improvement Goals?"
There's another voice in the effort to reform the defense acquisition process. After mounting evidence the defense acquisition system was not nimble enough to respond to changing needs, not tough enough in protecting taxpayer money, and not disciplined enough in weapons systems acquisition, the House Armed Services Committee created the Defense Acquisition Reform Panel to find solutions to these problems.
Defense News reports on changes to major DoD policy issues coming from the new oversight plan.
DoD Buzz reports on the party changeover within the Armed Services Committee.
The House Armed Services Committee is following the success of its acquisition reform panel with a similar approach to Pentagon finances. Reps. Mike Conaway and Rob Andrews will, once again, lead the effort.
A House Armed Services Committee panel is reviewing the Pentagon's efforts to reform its auditing practices. Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) head the panel, which is first trying to get a handle on the scope of the issue, Andrews told Federal News Radio's Federal Drive.