Government Matters Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Elizabeth Field, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses recommendations to improve DoD’s management of defense spending

The Defense Department has cut its improper payment rate to 1.7% in fiscal 2020, but that’s still $11.4 billion. Elizabeth Field, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, testified about DoD budgeting issues to the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

  • Field said her main message was that DoD and Congress face tough choices ahead as “we are on an unsustainable fiscal path,” and the defense budget will play an important role in those conversations.
  • Field said DoD has made progress on implementing GAO recommendations for better managing defense spending but that a number of open recommendations remain.
  • There is concern that with the elimination of the Chief Management Officer role at DoD, it is unclear who will guide the department to make true business reform.
Sponsored Content

Modernizing Missile Defense

Watch on Monday, April 26th at 8:30 and 11:30 PM on WJLA 24/7 News
More
April 2021
S M T W T F S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Where to Watch
  • Weeknights at 8 PM and 11 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on 7News
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Our Brands
  • Government Matters Logo
  • Government Matters Defense
  • Government Matters Thought Leadership Network