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Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would undergo its first-ever, financial audit beginning this month.


1. How many auditors will be tasked with spreading out across the department to examine the records?
2. How much in assets is it estimated that the Pentagon has?
3. According to Norquist, what are the goals of the audit?
4. According to Norquist, what effects would a govenment shutdown have on the DoD?

Bowden, J. (2017). Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit. The Hill, Dec. 8 (Retrievable online at