Budget turmoil creates hurdles for DoD auditability

Congress has imposed a deadline of 2014 for DoD to get at least a portion of its financial statements in audit-ready condition. But one of the lead advocates of the audit push on Capitol Hill acknowledges Congress itself has made that task a lot harder for the Pentagon, by keeping the federal government in a near-constant state of budget turmoil.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Tex.) is a certified public accountant who chaired a year-long series of hearings on DoD audit readiness for the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu for this week’s On DoD.