DoD Comptroller: “We are making progress.”

What exactly is audit readiness, and is the Department of Defense (DoD) ready for a full-scale audit? Congress requires Federal agencies to produce auditable financial statements annually, after the agencies confirm that the statements are ready for an audit. Prior to a full audit, a pre-audit is performed to determine whether or not the offices or agencies are prepared for the full audit. In order to aid the government, regarding audit readiness, the financial improvement and audit readiness (FIAR) was created as a guide to prepare for a full audit.

Is it Time to Ditch D-U-N-S®?

The Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S®), created by Dun & Bradstreet, has been in use for over 60 years. Simply put, it is a means of identifying business entities based on location specificity. Obtaining a D-U-N-S is also a requirement of the Small Business Administration (SBA) before a company may bid on a Federal contract.

2015 Saw More Veteran Hiring than Any Other Post-9/11 Year

National unemployment has been on a fairly steady decline over the last twelve months, which is one healthy indicator of the U.S. economy. Not only are Americans finding places to work, but more specifically, so are our veterans. U.S. military veterans display tangible attributes like dedication, commitment, and loyalty which are all necessary for achieving mission success, and many employers seem to have taken this to heart.

DoD Aims to have New Employee Rating System in Full Swing by October 2018

Performance management is an area in which everyone in all stages of their profession can relate. Whether you are just starting a new, exciting career or have been working in Federal workspaces for decades, everyone longs to be recognized for their hard work and contributions. The DoD clearly recognizes the importance of making sure all employees receive proper recognition for their accomplishments. That is why they are introducing the Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program, which will gradually be rolled out over the next several years.

Sequestration Still a Hot Topic among Senior Leaders

Just as the old saying goes, “those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” As for the Department of Defense (DoD), sequestration is that historical event from which we all must learn. On February 25, 2016 Secretary of Defense Ash Carter addressed the House Appropriations Committee-Defense regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Budget Request. He spoke about the warfighter, investments in Europe and elsewhere, and potential future threats worldwide.

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