DOD Says Budget Uncertainty Slows Audit Preparations

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is about halfway toward getting the Pentagon ready for a full audit, but lingering  budget uncertainty has slowed progress by frequently diverting attention and resources away from needed reforms, military leaders told Congress on Friday.

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told a House Armed Services subcommittee that he'd be “less than candid” if he didn't acknowledge missteps and challenges in working toward the 2017 deadline for a full audit, he said that he was “reasonably confident” that the DOD would meet the...
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