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  • DoD Audit Progress Being Made Despite Hard Realities
    Posted in Press Release on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington – Monday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the news that the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency failed to document $800 million in construction projects: “This is the hard reality of a much-needed audit underway. While many will view this as a lack of progress, the audit is actually beginning to work by turning up failures in accounting. Just a few years ago, a situation of this magnitude would have gone unnoticed. With this finding, DLA... Read more

  • Department of Defense Audit Officially Underway
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing entitled, “Department of DefenseUpdate on the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Plan." Following the hearing, Congressman Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement: “Full auditability of the Department of Defense (DoD) has remained a top priority for me since I came to Congress in 2005. As a CPA, I understand the importance of an organization’s accountability through a full audit. Even more importan... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Pentagon’s Audit Commitment
    Posted in Press Release on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, Department of Defense Comptroller David Norquist announced an agency-wide audit of the Pentagon’s $2.4t in assets. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the announcement: “Today’s announcement is a major turning point for Department of Defense auditability. The commitment to perform a full, annual audit of the DoD will provide the taxpayers the accountability they deserve, as well as present opportunities for increased efficiency within the Dep... Read more

  • Conaway: Audit Must Remain Priority Under New Administration
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Tuesday, a broad bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11) sent a letter to the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee calling for a continued commitment to Department of Defense (DoD) auditability throughout the confirmation process of executive branch nominees. The letter reads, in part: “DoD leaders confront a daily multitude of issues critical to our national defense. As the transition to the new administration takes place, we are concerned audit efforts may b... Read more

  • Conaway, Walz: DoD Must Make Auditability a Priority
    Posted in Press Release on April 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Monday, a broad bipartisan coalition, led by Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Tim Walz (D-MN), sent a letter to Secretary Carter regarding his commitment to making the Department of Defense (DoD) fully auditable and his strategy to achieve this goal. The Department’s recent advances in better financial management and audit came with Secretary Panetta’s decision to make audit a priority. Secretary Carter’s leadership and dedication to maintaining the audit efforts is imperative to finish... Read more

  • Conaway Response to Defense IG USMC Audit Retraction
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense Inspector General retracting the U.S. Marine Corps fiscal year 2012 audit: “These developments are the difficult part of the ugly under-belly of the audit process, and to some degree are expected. That is why I have pushed the Department of Defense to begin auditing now, rather than wait until the 2017 deadline when the Department of Defense is required to be fully audit ready. ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Contract Awards and House Armed Services Upcoming Audit Briefing
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the Schedule of Budgetary Activity (SBA) audit contract winners for the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The contracts were awarded as follows: KPMG will audit the Army; Ernst & Young will audit the Air Force; and Cotton & Company will audit the Navy. The United States Marine Corps is already under audit. The companies will begin the current year auditing work on January 1, 2015. On Tuesday, December 9th, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a ful... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on the DoD Making an Important Audit Deadline
    Posted in Press Release on September 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement on the Department of Defense making an important Audit Deadline: “Today marks a major milestone in the Department of Defense’s efforts to audit their financial statements. Being prepared to audit 90 percent of Fiscal Year 2015 activities is a significant stride in meeting audit readiness and audit completion deadlines in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Of course the DoD still has a significant amount of work l... Read more

  • Ceremony Marking the Marine Corps Favorable Financial Audit Opinion
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2014 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today regarding the ceremony honoring the Unites States Marine Corps for conducting a successful audit for fiscal year 2012 – the first of its kind for the Department of Defense. “I want to congratulate the United States Marine Corps on a job well done. There were some difficult times when some thought this day would not come, but in typical Marine fashion they confronted the problem and took the beach-... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway leads bipartisan letter urging Secretary Hagel to prioritize DoD audit
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) led a bipartisan letter sent today to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, asking for his leadership in helping the Defense Department achieve auditability by 2017. The letter was also signed by Reps. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.), Randy Forbes (R-Va.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Scott Rigell (R-Va.). All except for Rep. Griffin are members of the House Armed Services Committee. In the letter, the... Read more

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