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Title: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUDIT, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATIVE ORGANIZATIONS, OCTOBER 1, 1978-MARCH 31, 1979 - REPORT TO THE CONGRESS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Defense
Office of the Secretary
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Defense
Washington, DC 20301
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 1979 SUMMARIZES THE ACTIVITIES OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE CHARGED WITH PREVENTING AND DETECTING FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE.
Abstract: BEGINNING WITH A DESCRIPTION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AS ESTABLISHED BY LEGISLATION, THE REPORT DEFINES FRAUD AND WASTE AS WELL AS THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT, INTERNAL REVIEW, MILITARY EXCHANGE AUDITS, CONTRACT AUDITS, INSPECTIONS, AND INVESTIGATIVE ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN THE DOD. DATA ON PERSONNEL STRENGTH AND CHARACTERISTICS, MAN-YEARS OF AUDIT EFFORT, AND AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED ARE PROVIDED FOR THESE COMPONENTS. TABLES CONTAIN ADDITIONAL STATISTICS ON INSPECTION REPORTS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION CASES, AND REFERRALS FOR FRAUD. SIGNIFICANT INSTANCES OF WASTE AND ERRORS CITED BY AUDITORS AND INSPECTORS ARE LISTED ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AND MANAGEMENT ACTIONS. BASED ON SELECTED AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY ARE DESCRIBED FOR OPERATIONS SUCH AS SUPPLIES, COMPTROLLER ACTIVITIES, MAINTENANCE, AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CONTRACT AUDITORS IDENTIFY AREAS IN CONTRACT OPERATIONS WHERE CHANGES COULD DECREASE COSTS TO THE DOD. ESTABLISHED PROGRAMS RANGE FROM INTERNAL AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS TO A CRIME PREVENTION SURVEY PROJECT INITIATED BY INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES. TO REEMPHASIZE THE PROBLEMS OF FRAUD AND WASTE, A STEERING GROUP ON OVERSIGHT OF DEFENSE ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN ORGANIZED. ITS PROJECTS INCLUDE A FRAUD PREVENTION SURVEY PROGRAM, IMPROVING FOLLOWUP PROCEDURES FOR AUDIT REPORTS, AND DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM TO TRACK FRAUD AND WASTE CASES. A GLOSSARY IS PROVIDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Audits; Fraud; Government contracting; Investigative auditing procedures; US Department of Defense
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