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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DoD using flawed approach to calculate $1.1B in improper payments

The Defense Department reported making just $1.1 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2011, a small fraction of the Pentagon's total outlays of more than $1 trillion.

But, in a new report, the Government Accountability Office said those estimates are neither reliable nor statistically valid because of "longstanding and pervasive" weaknesses in DoD financial-management practices as well as specific deficiencies in the department's procedures for estimating improper payments.

Lacking in DoD's current efforts to curb improper payments are basic quality-control measures, Asif Khan, GAO's director of financial management and assurance, told In Depth with Francis Rose(Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu served as guest host)


-Jack Moore, FederalNewsRadio.com
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