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The entire military must pass a financial audit by 2017, and the military services have made slow, uneven progress toward that goal. The Pentagon plans to conduct a partial audit of the entire department next year to identify weaknesses and areas in which it should focus its energy.
Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.
Mark Easton, DoD's deputy chief financial officer, says the challenges toward a clean audit are significant but the Pentagon is still optimistic.
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.