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Pentagon Fails Sixth Consecutive Audit, Cites Incremental Progress Over Last Year

November 16, 2023

Matthew Beinart

Defense Daily

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)


By Matthew Beinart, Defense Daily / November 16, 2023

The Pentagon has failed its sixth consecutive audit, highlighting incremental progress while noting the department received “disclaimers,” or failing opinions, for roughly the same number of components as last year. 

Mike McCord, the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief financial officer, specifically noted that of the 29 individual audits conducted for 2023 that seven received “clean” or passing opinions, one received a qualified opinion, three are still waiting to be concluded and the remaining 18 did not pass an opinion.

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