Despite Pervasive Weaknesses in DOD’s First Audit, IG Encouraged by “Tone at the Top”

Jan 31, 2019

It will likely be several more years before the Defense Department is able to earn a clean opinion on its consolidated financial statement, but the Pentagon’s chief auditor thinks there’s reason for optimism.

In the view of the inspector general, even though the first audit found pervasive weaknesses, it also showed that leaders throughout the department are committed to finally pulling off a successful audit—and have set the right “tone” to communicate that message throughout the workforce.