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July 21, 2021

56 Years of Auditing - Paper and Pencil to Laptop

How does auditing today compare to the experience of DCAA’s first auditors?  In the 1960’s, paper and pencils ruled the workplace. Contractors would deliver their General Ledger, a voluminous book documenting their costs for the year, to their DCAA office. The auditors would use 14 column paper to document and analyze the costs. If it was a large

July 13, 2021

Onboarding Then and Now

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles highlighting DCAA's history.Those who join DCAA today onboard at the Defense Contract Audit Institute (DCAI) in Atlanta, Ga. New employees spend their first two weeks at DCAI where they are issued ID cards, receive laptops, and take their first classes in contract auditing. They then return

July 7, 2021

Wichita Branch Office Supports Air Force Team

DCAA’s Wichita Branch Office received a Letter of Appreciation for their audit work on the Sustaining Engineering and Program Management (SEPM) II proposal for Joint Primary Aircraft Trainer Systems (JPATS) for T-6 aircraft.  The audit team worked extensively on audits and provided negotiation support from April 2020 through March 2021 as the Air

July 1, 2021

A Short History of DCAA

Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a series of articles celebrating DCAA’s birthday. Future articles will highlight changes in auditing and training.DCAA was founded on July 1, 1965 when it assumed responsibility for contract auditing for all of DoD. In announcing the decision to create a consolidated audit function, Secretary of Defense

June 9, 2021

$50 million settlement reached with Navistar Defense LLC

DCAA auditors Kari Duguid, Colin Feeney, Marc Ramminger, Thomas Hagen, and Supervisory Auditor Joseph Fleming assisted in a seven-year investigation that resulted in a $50 million settlement.On May 27, 2021, Navistar Defense LLC (Navistar), an Illinois based manufacturer of military vehicles and subsidiary of Navistar International LLC, agreed to

June 1, 2021

Owner of Company Providing Prosthetics and Orthotics Materials to Walter Reed National Military Center Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland for Paying Gratuities

DCAA auditor Teshara Jones and Supervisory Auditor Anna Funck supported a multi-agency investigation leading to a guilty plea on May 14, 2021 by Bruce Thomas of Germantown Maryland. Thomas pleaded guilty to paying gratuities to a public official in exchange for official acts. Thomas is the owner and operator of Pinnacle Orthopedic Services, Inc.,

May 25, 2021

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Editor's Note: This article is part of the Asian America Pacific Islander Heritage Month series written by DCAA Employees.My name is Bharat Poudel and I am a Senior Auditor for DCAA, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Linthicum Resident Office. I was born in Nepal and moved to United States in 2008. I received my first Bachelor’s Degree from

May 18, 2021

Six Individuals Sentenced for Roles in Healthcare Fraud Involving Northern Virginia Pharmacies

DCAA auditor Andy Hale and Supervisory Auditor Sandy Porter assisted in an investigation that resulted in sentencing of six individuals for healthcare fraud. On April 16, 2021, the last of six defendants were sentenced for participating in multiple health care fraud conspiracies involving fraudulent billings that resulted in nearly $8 million in

May 13, 2021

Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Launder $600K from DoD Bribery Scheme

DCAA auditors assisted in an investigation that led to a guilty plea. Liberty Gutierrez pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder the proceeds of a bribery scheme involving a former employee of the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), and various defense contractors. According to the plea agreement, the NIWC employee solicited and accepted things

May 6, 2021

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Editor's Note: This article is part of the Asian America Pacific Islander Heritage Month series written by DCAA Employees.I am Sasa Jiang, a Senior Auditor in Maryland Branch Office, Redondo Beach Sub-Office.  I was born in Taiwan and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from National Cheng Kung University.  I came to the United States in