DOD failed its latest audit, the fifth failure in a row, as Defense News reported.

“I would say we failed to get an ‘A,’” DOD Comptroller Mike McCord said. “I would not say that we flunked. The process is important for us to do, and it is making us get better. It is not making us get better as fast as we want.”

Russia’s war on Ukraine has been an important “teachable moment” for the Pentagon, McCord said.

“To me it’s a really great example of why it matters to get this sort of thing right, of counting inventory, knowing where it is and knowing when it is [arriving],” McCord said.

The 27 individual audits led to nine clean opinions, one modified opinion and disclaimers for the other 17 – on par with last year’s results, according to McCord.

DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase