Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) laid the weight of DoD’s first audit squarely on the shoulders of David Norquist, President Trump’s pick for DoD comptroller. The department hasn’t been audited in 17 years, and has spent the past seven engaged in audit-readiness preparations.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 would create a “culture of excellence,” promoting wise use of taxpayer dollars.
When it comes to defending the country from cyber attack, Defense officials have made abundantly clear that they plan to leverage the military’s National Guard and reserve components as much as possible, including, most recently, by tasking the Army Guard and Reserve to build 21 cyber teams on top of the 133 U.S. Cyber Command had planned as part of its Cyber Mission Force.
President Barack Obama’s nominee for deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget told a Senate Committee he’s ready to be a “front line leader” for the presidential transition if he gets the job.
The Senate left hundreds of amendments on the floor when it passed the defense authorization bill. Federal News Radio takes a look at some of the more interesting ones.
A bill recently passed by the Senate aims to make agency management more accountable for programs that run over budget and behind schedule.