About DCAA

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides audit and financial advisory services to Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal entities responsible for acquisition and contract administration. DCAA operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer.


Every audit or service we deliver is on time, on point, and highly valued.


As a key member of the government acquisition team, we are dedicated stewards of taxpayer dollars who deliver high quality contract audits and services to ensure that warfighters get what they need at fair and reasonable prices.


DCAA is committed to the core values of teamwork, excellence, accountability, mutual respect, integrity, and trust.


Prior to 1965, each U.S. military branch had separate contract audit functions and regulations. Contractors and government personnel recognized the need for consistency, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara instituted "Project 60" in May, 1962, to examine whether it was feasible to centrally manage contract administration and audit activities. An outcome of this study was the decision to establish a single contract audit capability - the "Defense Contract Audit Agency." DCAA began providing audit and financial advisory services to Government contracting officials on July 1, 1965.


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There’s no other career in the financial world like a career with DCAA. Before an aircraft carrier puts out to sea for the first time, we've been on board. Before a rifle is put in the hands of a soldier, we've seen it being made. Before any of hundreds of contractors delivers anything to the DoD, we've been involved. We are auditors, but not in the traditional sense. We audit DoD contracts of all sizes - up to billions of dollars - to make sure our military and the taxpayer get what they are paying for. Read More...