Audit Management Division

The Official DoD Website for U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Matters & Liaison

MISSION

  • The WHS Audit Management Division provides management oversight for all Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit engagements, and facilitates timely implementation and closure of GAO and DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) performance audit recommendations, to improve the Department's effectiveness, efficiency, and ultimately… lethality.

VISION

  • Work hand-in-hand with DoD Components and audit agencies to drive transformative change across the Department through an audit program that improves DoD programs and operations, provide credible products to inform timely data-driven leadership decisions, and strengthen the Department's relationship with GAO and DoD OIG.
  • Serve as the Department’s central liaison for GAO and DoD OIG on all matters concerning GAO engagements, and provide management oversight for the implementation and closure of GAO and DoD OIG performance audit recommendations.

What We Do

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on the status of GAO engagements and DoD OIG performance audit recommendation implementation within the Department.  Facilitate resolution of disagreements between the Department and audit entities.  Inform DoD leaders of significant GAO and DoD OIG reports, recommendations, and issues.

GAO Affairs Audit Liaison Branch   

  • DoD’s central POC for all GAO audits, from the audit announcement through release of final report 
  • Assigns primary and collateral action offices 
  • Facilitates entrance and exit conferences
  • Coordinates the Department’s review and responses to GAO draft and final reports 

GAO Affairs Audit Follow-Up Branch

  • Is central POC for all GAO recommendations, from final report to recommendation implementation or closure 
  • Manages development of corrective action plans for each GAO recommendation DoD agreed to implement  
  • Facilitates meetings with Components and GAO to resolve issues and implement or close recommendations.
  • Develops Department's response to GAO special category products (e.g., Priority Recommendations Letter; High-Risk Series Report; Duplication, Overlap, and Fragmentation Report) 

IG Audit Liaison 

  • Identifies and addresses recommendations that would benefit from greater senior leader engagement
  • Tracks and reports the implementation status of DoD OIG recommendations
  • Manage development of corrective action plans for identified DoD OIG audit recommendations 
  • Facilitates meetings with Components and DoD OIG to resolve issues and implement or close recommendations.

GAO Activity Reports

These reports are only accessible to users with a valid DoD CAC. These reports can be found here

GAO Audit Announcements

These announcements are only accessible to users with a valid DoD CAC. These reports can be found here.