Department of Defense Financial Management: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, March 6, 2002, Volumen4

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Página 35 - MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF UNDER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE DIRECTOR, DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE...
Página 5 - DOD's financial management deficiencies, taken together, continue to represent the single largest obstacle to achieving an unqualified opinion on the US government's consolidated financial statements. To date, none of the military services has passed the test of an independent financial audit because of pervasive weaknesses in internal control and processes and fundamentally flawed business systems.
Página 2 - DOD faces financial management problems that are pervasive, complex, long-standing, and deeply rooted in virtually all business operations throughout the department.
Página 6 - DOD's ability to control costs, ensure basic accountability, anticipate future costs and claims on the budget (such as for health care, weapon systems, and environmental liabilities), measure performance, maintain funds control, prevent fraud, and address pressing management issues.
Página 2 - STATEMENT OF HON. DAVID M. WALKER, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, US GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE Mr.
Página 9 - ... operations, systems, and organizational structures. Traditionally, DOD has focused on justifying its need for more funding rather than on the outcomes its programs have produced. DOD has historically measured its performance by resource components such as the amount of money spent, people employed, or number of tasks completed.
Página 6 - These numerous systems have evolved into the overly complex and error-prone operation that exists today, including (1) little standardization across DOD components, (2) multiple systems performing the same tasks, (3) the same data stored in multiple systems, (4) manual data entry into multiple systems, and (5) a large number of data translations and interfaces that combine to exacerbate problems with data integrity.
Página 5 - To date, none of the military services or major DOD components has passed the test of an independent financial audit because of pervasive weaknesses in financial management systems, operations, and controls.
Página 1 - US SENATE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON READINESS AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES, Washington, DC.
Página 3 - This effort is an essential part of the Secretary of Defense's broad initiative to "transform the way the department works and what it works on.

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