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DoD Uses Single Platform to Analyze Audit, Business Data

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David Norquist
David Norquist

Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist told a Senate subcommittee the Department of Defense has developed a technology platform that supports more than 7K users and helps personnel examine financial and other business data, FCW reported Wednesday.

He said Wednesday in his written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness subcommittee the ADVANA tool works to automate the process for reviewing quarterly obligations at the Pentagon.

Norquist, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, added that DoD analysts identified high-risk funds amounting to $316M through the platform.

The former Pentagon comptroller wants the department to manage business and financial information similar to how a commercial organization does it in order to increase data trustworthiness, according to the report.

DoD completed its second departmentwide audit Friday and expected seven of its components to receive “clean” opinions.