In June 2013, Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) submitted a proposed floor amendment to the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both Reps. Lee and Burgess testified in person at the House Rules Committee to urge that the amendment be allowed on the House floor, but the Rules […]
US GAO, DOD Financial Management: Actions Under Way Need to Be Successfully Completed to Address Long-standing Funds Control Weaknesses GAO-14-94: Published: Apr 29, 2014. Publicly Released: May 13, 2014. Full report Excerpts: DOD leadership says it is committed to achieving effective fund controls to support financial accountability and reliable information for day-to-day management decision making […]
Following is recent legislation of special interest: 114th Congress (2015-2016) H.R. 942 — “Audit the Pentagon Act of 2015”. Best current bill. Introduced Feb. 12, 2015 by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) with Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), as well as others. Info on Congress.gov 113th Congress (2013-2014) H.R. 5126 — […]
Description of the Lee-Burgess-Schakowsky Audit the Pentagon amendment to the FY2014 NDAA. It was submitted, but not allowed to be offered.
A House Armed Services Committee panel recommended in March 2010, “[I]f the Department fails to make considerable improvements in its financial management and audit readiness, appropriate penalties or withholds should be considered by the congressional defense committees.”
Schedule delays continue to increase the risk that DoD will not achieve an auditable Statement of Budgetary Resources by FY 2014 or accomplish full financial statement audit readiness by FY 2017.
Speech as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Washington, DC, Tuesday, May 24, 2011: Amalgam of fiefdoms without centralized mechanisms.