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DoD to miss 2017 audit deadline, says deputy chief management officer nominee

Peter Levine, the nominee to be the Pentagon's next deputy chief management officer, said he will need to choose his battles carefully over the next 18 months. His focus areas will include DoD headquarters spending and acquisition reform, he told senators Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , Financial management , Audit readiness , management , DCMO , Congress , Senate Armed Services Committee , Peter Levine , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:08am EDT
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McCain says Air Force's headquarters cutbacks are illusory

Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee,has sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James accusing the Air Force of engaging in a "shell game that simply moved money to fund the same positions elsewhere in the service."

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:32am EDT

Lawmakers seek new review of military voting assistance program

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have sent a unanimous, bipartisan letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for a new review of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. The committee notes that GAO has issued several reports on FVAP since 2001, but says that "continued management attention to FVAP still remains a priority."

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:20am EDT

Problems with Marine Corps audit aren't just a Marine Corps problem

The underlying issues involve the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which handles a huge array of payments and other financial transactions for all three military departments and the defense agencies.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:47am EDT

New number two in Air Force secretariat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has tapped the Air Force's Eric Fanning to be his chief of staff, creating some movement in Air Force leadership.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:39am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Congress watches over military voting, Air Force staff cuts

In this edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the GAO to review the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. Plus, Sen. John McCain, sends a letter to the Air Force accusing it of engaging in a shell game with its workforce.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:50am EDT

IG revokes decision on DoD's first clean audit

The Defense Department's inspector general has reversed its findings on the Marine Corps' 2012 schedule of budgetary activity, saying the clean opinion it first issued is no longer to be relied upon. The 2012 SBA had been the first successful financial audit for any of the military departments.

Tags: DoD , Audit readiness , inspector general , Oversight , Marine Corps , Schedule Budgetary Activity , Jared Serbu , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 10:18am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , Financial management , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , Audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Air Force's progress raises DoD's confidence toward audit readiness

The Air Force does a 180 and now predicts it will meet the September and the 2017 financial management deadlines. Government auditors and Senate lawmakers agree the key to this effort is whether the Defense Department can upgrade and improve their track record in implementing ERP systems.

Tags: Financial management , DoD , Bob Hale , Air Force , Jamie Morin , Robert Speer , Army , Asif Khan , GAO , Audit readiness , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Army prepares to undergo its first large-scale financial audit

The Army hopes to follow behind the Marine Corps in successfully passing a partial audit of its financial statements. While the service acknowledges it's unlikely to get a clean opinion on the first go-round, it is confident enough in its internal controls to give it a try.

Tags: DoD , Army , management , Audit readiness , Financial management , Kristyn Jones , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Marine Corps

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:08am EDT
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