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Charity Quan is a Regional Audit Manager (RAM) for the Western Region. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she is the sixth of seven children in a large family that immigrated from southern China and is the second child of her family born in the United States. This perspective shapes her approach to leadership in both her personal and professional life.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation Charity Quan
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 22, 2024
Charity Quan is a Regional Audit Manager (RAM) for the Western Region. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she is the sixth of seven children in a large family that immigrated from southern China and is the second child of her family born in the United States. This perspective shapes her approach to leadership in both her personal and professional life.

Cuong “Kong” Chau is a Field Audit Office Manager whose journey is deeply influenced by his heritage and family. Building on his family’s values, Kong’s exposure to diverse cultures and challenging environments has further shaped who he is today.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with Cuong “Kong” Chau
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 15, 2024
Cuong “Kong” Chau is a Field Audit Office Manager whose journey is deeply influenced by his heritage and family. Building on his family’s values, Kong’s exposure to diverse cultures and challenging environments has further shaped who he is today.

To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, the Department of Defense announced Alicia Freelon as the distinguished recipient of the Spirit of Service Award, Mentoring and Developing Others. She received her award during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 9, 2024. This award honors her exemplary dedication to mentorship and leadership within the public sector.
Alicia Freelon receives prestigious Spirit of Service Award
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 9, 2024
To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, the Department of Defense announced Alicia Freelon as the distinguished recipient of the Spirit of Service Award, Mentoring and Developing Others. She received her award during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 9, 2024. This award honors her exemplary dedication to mentorship and leadership within the public sector.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we shine a spotlight on our leaders who reflect the theme,
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with Ida Pham
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 8, 2024
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we shine a spotlight on our leaders who reflect the theme, "Advancing Leaders Through Innovation." These stories exemplify more than resilience and determination, they also underscore the transformative power of embracing one's cultural heritage in leadership. Ida Pham, a Regional Audit Manager in the Western Region currently working as the Acting Deputy Director, reflects on how her Vietnamese heritage shapes her leadership style.

The Defense Contract Audit Agency joins the Defense Department recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Building Connected Communities,” emphasizing the importance of working together to make impactful and meaningful changes.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 12, 2024
The Defense Contract Audit Agency joins the Defense Department recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Building Connected Communities,” emphasizing the importance of working together to make impactful and meaningful changes.

Supervisory Auditor Kernather Ken Auguste and Senior Auditor Miguel Cardona work for the DCAA Orlando Field Audit Office and spent the past two years working on intensive negotiations after the audit revealed unfair costs for a complex aviation system.
Auditors Support Negotiations Resulting in Improved Customer Service
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 1, 2024
Supervisory Auditor Kernather Ken Auguste and Senior Auditor Miguel Cardona work for the DCAA Orlando Field Audit Office and spent the past two years working on intensive negotiations after the audit revealed unfair costs for a complex aviation system.

March is National Women's History Month. The 2024 theme is
Celebrating Women who Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Kathie Sumrow
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 27, 2024
Kathie Sumrow is a Senior Auditor at an Eastern Region DCAA office. Kathie’s journey exemplifies the power of resilience and advocacy in the face of adversity. It also demonstrates the importance of understanding and sharing knowledge of different backgrounds and experiences.

March is National Women's History Month. The 2024 theme is
Celebrating Women who Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Ms. Debbra Caw
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 20, 2024
When it comes to advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), Ms. Debbra Caw rises as a true champion. With over 24 years of experience at the agency and more than 30 years of extensive leadership experience, she uses her experiences and position to make sure everyone can contribute to collaborating and sharing ideas to shape the future of the agency.

March is National Women's History Month. The 2024 theme is
Celebrating Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Nicole Gan
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 13, 2024
Nicole is a Program Manager in the Policy and Quality Directorate with 15 years of experience at DCAA. Nicole is a firm advocate for empowering people and fostering positive workplace cultures.

At the 2024 Leadership Conference, DCAA Director, Ms. Terri Dilly, dedicated time to recognize the exemplary work from DCAA leaders. These leaders received Director’s Challenge Coins, unique tokens that represent and recognize significant achievements.
DCAA Leaders Awarded for Exemplary Work
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 12, 2024
At the 2024 Leadership Conference, DCAA Director, Ms. Terri Dilly, dedicated time to recognize the exemplary work from DCAA leaders. These leaders received Director’s Challenge Coins, unique tokens that represent and recognize significant achievements.