Government Matters Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
In this two-part interview, Douglas Glenn, assistant deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Defense, outlines takeaways from the Defense Department audit, and how last year’s data will improve this year’s findings

The Department of Defense is looking at results from their 2018 audit while they plan for the next. Congressional leaders hope that the 2019 audit will show progress in how the Department accounts for the money they receive. Douglas Glenn, assistant deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Defense, says that the he hopes the audit will have completely clean opinions in the near future.

 

“If the auditors were sitting here, they wouldn’t give you a timeline. The benchmark I use is the Department of Homeland Security. When it first came together it took 10 years for them to reach a clean opinion. They had 18 material weaknesses, we have 20,” Glenn said. “I think we will beat that 10-year mark, and I’m very optimistic we will see the clean opinion in my career, which is a big step forward.”

 

Glenn tells Government Matters that the data collected by the 2018 audit will improve sustainability at the Pentagon.

 

“We’re putting the data out there and leveraging that competition, that will drive things. It’s almost a data revolution,” Glenn said. “As we look at the data, we realize there are new insights and new capabilities with this information that will help us meet our mission. It’s selling itself. The genie’s out of the bottle.”

Share This
Where to Watch
  • WJLA 24/7 News
    Weeknights at 8 PM and 11 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • ABC7
    Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on ABC7
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Sponsored

Tech Leadership Series: Space

Watch on Thursday, December 19 at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on WJLA 24/7 News
More
December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
Our Brands
  • Government Matters Logo
  • Government Matters Defense
  • Government Matters Thought Leadership Network