Actions Needed To Strengthen the New Defense Internal Audit Service

FGMSD-77-11: Published: Jan 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1977.

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A survey was conducted of internal audit operations of the Office of the Secretary of Defense to determine whether internal audit operations were efficiently and effectively carried out and whether practices and procedures conformed to standards prescribed by the Comptroller General. During the survey, the Defense Audit Service was established to carry out functions and responsibilities previously carried out by three other offices.

Before the reorganization, internal audit policies, plans, and operations generally complied with requirements for an effective internal audit system.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The effectiveness of the new internal audit organization could be enhanced by: performing more reviews in significant areas of high level defense organizations; using a more systematic method for following up on audit recommendations to insure appropriate corrective action; and reviewing contemplated staffing levels of the Defense Audit Service to determine if they are adequate to meet required audit cycles.

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