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Department of Defense: Actions Needed to Reduce Accounting Adjustments

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Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) should update policies and procedures to identify the causes of out-of-balance accounting adjustments and resolve the causes in a timely manner. (Recommendation 5)

The Department of Defense (DOD) concurred with this recommendation. The Department is collaborating on utilizing existing data to identify and resolve out-of-balance accounting adjustments and update DOD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 6A, Chapter 2 to include a section conveying that out-of-balance accounting adjustments are not authorized. The estimated completion date for this recommendation is September 2023. We will continue to follow-up with DOD on the status of this recommendation.

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