DOD Financial Management: Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) did not adequately implement key provisions of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements for fiscal year 2011. Most important, GAO found that DOD's improper payment estimates reported in its fiscal year 2011 Agency Financial Report were neither reliable nor statistically valid because of long-standing and pervasive financial management weaknesses and significant deficiencies in the department's procedures to estimate improper payments. ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. May 13, 2013.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) did not adequately implement key provisions of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements for fiscal year 2011. Most important, GAO found that DOD's improper payment estimates reported in its fiscal year 2011 Agency Financial Report were neither reliable nor statistically valid because of long-standing and pervasive financial management weaknesses and significant deficiencies in the department's procedures to estimate improper payments. For example, DOD did not"

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United States. Government Accountability Office. DOD Financial Management: Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements, report, May 13, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299184/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.