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May 23, 2012

By Bryan Rahija

Backlog of Unaudited Pentagon Contract Costs Could Reach $1 Trillion



It's been almost four years since the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a scathing report on the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)--a key contract oversight agency at the Pentagon--and it's time to ask ourselves whether taxpayers are better off as a result of the "improvements" implemented by DCAA.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 1, 2011

By Mandy Smithberger

Billion Dollar Contract Slips Under DCAA's Radar



More bad news about the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Despite promises that DCAA is improving management, Pratap Chatterjee at Corp Watch reports that DCAA had missed a billion dollar contract for translators for the U.S. military until they were a

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 3, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Senator Pushes DCAA To Complete More Incurred Cost Audits



Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) prodded the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) to finish more incurred cost audits and decrease its backlog at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Contract Oversight hearing on Tuesday.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 28, 2010

By Mandy Smithberger

Is "Resolving" DCAA Findings the Same Thing As Listening to Them?



The Minerals Management Service (MMS) isn't the only agency that struggles to ensure that it's oversight officials have the independence they need to effectively root out waste, fraud, and misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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