Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord said at aÂ House Armed Services Committee hearing WednesdayÂ that DoD will continue to work toward achieving a clean audit opinion, DoD News reported Thursday.
Jim Garamone writes McCordÂ told committee members the department’s current strategy to achieveÂ full audit accountability is a key element of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s reform plan.
“Combined with the successful recurring audits of other parts of the department that we’ve had for several years, about 90 percent of our [fiscal] ’15 budget was audited,” he said during the HASC meeting.
“WeÂ learned a great deal from our initial effort and will be back at it forâ¦ [fiscal] ’17.”
McCordÂ addedÂ DoD will issueÂ contracts for the third-party assessment ofÂ DoD financial statements in fiscal year 2018, according to the report.