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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Mike Conaway , Adam Smith , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Tags: defense , On DoD , Jared Serbu , auditability , financial management , GAO , Marines Corps , Navy , workforce , DAU , training

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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Senate wants new legal deadline for DoD audits

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told DoD he wants it to be ready for a partial audit by 2014. The Senate this week is considering taking that goal and making it law.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , Congress , Senate , audit readiness , JoAnn Boutelle , Deloitte , Kelly Ayotte , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:04am EST
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Defense Contract Audit agency not improving fast enough

DoD inspector general finds continued audit quality problems. Senate committee says making DCAA independent should be considered.

Tags: contracting , April Stephenson , Greg Kutz , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , Sen. Tom Coburn , Gordon Heddell , DoD , DCAA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GAO , inspector general , contract audits , acquisition reform

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 06:45am EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , Congress , Jamie Morin , Tom Coburn , Gladys Commons , audit readiness , GAO , Asif Khan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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HASC leaders at odds over TRICARE hike

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he will include language implementing the Defense Department's request to increase insurance fees for military retirees. That position is at odds with the panel's subcommittee on military personnel, which on Wednesday unanimously approved language which would prohibit the increase.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Congress , Joe Wilson , Buck McKeon , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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For DoD, a penny saved is now a penny earned

Services and components in the Defense Department are being told they will be permitted to retain any savings they find through better management of acquisition programs. Undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter says the decision would provide an incentive for program managers to make effective use of a now-mandatory initiative known as "will-cost and should-cost management."

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , contracting , Ashton Carter , acquisition savings , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:33am EDT
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DoD pushes for 2011 spending increase

Military officials detail the impact of a full-year continuing resolution on DoD. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the department would meet payroll and medical bills, but have to cut acquisition and training programs.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , DoD , William Lynn , Senate Appropriations Committee , continuing resolution , budget , medical benefits , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 07:16am EST
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CR may turn into crisis for Defense, Gates says

Continuing to operate at 2010 funding levels under a continuing resolution would be a crisis for the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. He made the remarks at a briefing detailing DoD's proposed budget for 2012.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , dod efficiency initiative , TRICARE , military pay , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:56am EST
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DLA readies change to how it buys

The Pentagon's primary purchasing agency is steeling itself for the possible impact of large-scale changes to its budget in the weeks and months ahead as DoD prepares the 2012 budget. The Defense Logistics Agency used a recent conference to inform the vendor community about its plans to save money.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Alan Thompson , DLA , PSC , Stan Soloway , Robert Gates , budget cuts , Max Cacas

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 07:06am EDT
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