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Increased Criticism on DoD’s Monitoring of Improper Payments

By: Kelly Lynch and Gabriella D’Agosto

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued DoD Financial Management: Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements, a report regarding the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of key provisions of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) OMB A-123 requirements. The GAO found that DoD’s improper payment estimates as reported in its FY2011 Agency Financial Report were unreliable and statistically invalid. This review follows a 2009 report by the GAO identifying that significant improvements were required in the DoD’s efforts to address the improper payment requirements of the IPIA and requirements of the Recovery Auditing Act.

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