Accession Number:

ADA601255

Title:

DOD Financial Management: Effect of Continuing Weaknesses on Management and Operations and Status of Key Challenges

Descriptive Note:

Congressional testimony

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Given the federal government s continuing fiscal challenges, it is more important than ever that the Congress, the administration, and federal managers have reliable, useful, and timely financial and performance information to help ensure fiscal responsibility and demonstrate accountability, particularly for the federal government s largest department, the Department of Defense. GAO has previously reported that serious and continuing deficiencies in DOD s financial management make up one of three major impediments to achieving an opinion on the U.S. government s consolidated financial statements. GAO s statement focuses on 1 the effect of continuing financial management challenges on DOD management and operations and 2 DOD s efforts to improve financial management and its remaining challenges. GAO s statement is primarily based on previously issued reports, including GAO s updates on DOD high-risk areas and its audit reports on DOD s financial management, inventory management and asset visibility, weapon system costs, business transformation, and business system modernization. GAO has previously made numerous recommendations for improving financial systems and business systems that provide financial information as well as related processes and internal controls. DOD has generally agreed with GAO s recommendations and is taking actions to address many of them.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE