The data call, which is developed in collaboration with the NAVAUDSVC, requests management participation in the risk assessment.
It was addressed through the efforts of the Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA) Team, a small but dedicated team of NAVIG and NAVAUDSVC staffers.
Within the NAVAUDSVC, the Assistant Auditors General (AAGs) review the Risk and Opportunity Assessment Report and begin developing audit topics for the upcoming fiscal year.
In working collaboratively with DON operational managers to identify risks, NAVAUDSVC auditors in no way sacrifice or impair their independence.
To complete the oversight plan, the NAVAUDSVC combines its proposed audit plan and the NAVIG and Inspector General Marine Corps proposed inspection plans into a comprehensive DON Oversight Plan.
NAVAUDSVC would send out a data call every January asking leaders to identify areas that deserved audit coverage.
In that philosophy, NAVAUDSVC promised DON senior leaders it will focus audits on high risks and areas of greatest concern to them; collaborate with them throughout the audit and listen and act on their concerns; report results in a fair and balanced way without either sensationalizing or downplaying negative findings; give credit for the good things DON management does; and help them solve their problems.
The NAVAUDSVC has had remarkable results from conducting annual risk assessments.