R 251921Z MAY 18
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS//
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/MAY//
SUBJ/REPORTING GUIDANCE FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE AUDITS//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces guidance for staffing, reporting, and
recommendation implementation requirements of all Government Accountability
Office (GAO) audits.
2. Naval Inspector General (NAVIG) recently completed a deep dive of the
Navy GAO Audit process. The results revealed that our existing process does
not provide sufficient visibility of the audit process, does not provide
results to the accountable leaders, and does not provide adequate oversight
of recommendations being implemented as a result of GAO reports.
3. Effective immediately, upon receipt of GAO notification of an audit,
NAVIG will reach out via DON Tracker to affected agencies /commands to notify
and solicit a command Primary Accountable Officer (PAO). The accountable
activity/command will inform their ECH2 regarding the initiation of an audit.
4. Upon receipt of the draft and final reports from GAO, NAVIG will task the
review of the draft and final report to the previously designated PAO. The
PAO will provide an assessment of recommendations, determining whether to
take action on, or non-concur with, recommendations proposed by the GAO.
This assessment will be routed to the PAO's ECH2, who will report to CNO,
VCNO, and DNS. The cognizant ECH2 will keep CNO, VCNO, and DNS updated on
actions taken s a response to recommendations identified by GAO, including
POA&Ms to bring items to closure. This process will give Navy leadership
end-to-end visibility on all audits from initiation to implementation and
assessment of all recommendations.
5. NAVIG will maintain a database of all GAO audits until they are closed-
out. At a minimum, this database will include the Audit Number, Final/Draft
Report Number, the Audit topic, the announcement date, the date NAVIG
received the announcement, the PAO and Cognizant ECH2, the date the draft
report is received, the date the final report is received, the date the
report is closed out, and any additional comments. NAVIG will coordinate
with cognizant PAOs and the GAO to track close-out of reports when complete.
6. For questions please contact CAPT W. M. Triplett, (703) 692-9026.
7. Released by Mrs. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff (Acting).//