Congressman Conaway Statement on the DoD Making an Important Audit Deadline
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 left to do to meet these deadlines, however, this achievement is not just a step in the right direction, it is confirmation that the DoD’s audit plan is working to bring the department under annual, clean audits.
“In 2009, just five short years ago, the DoD’s planning and efforts needed much refining; however, today’s accomplishment indicates that the department better understands its strengths, weaknesses, and the right path forward. This understanding is essential to making the DoD auditable.
“I commend Secretary Hagel and Deputy Secretary Work for their leadership and special attention to this task. I reserve special praise for Comptroller McCord and his team for their remarkable, day in and day out dedication to making this happen. I encourage them to keep up the good work, and I look forward to many more positive reports in the future.”