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Feb. 2, 2021

Paying Forward Positive Family Influences

Editor's Note: This article is part of the Black History Month Series. LaTonya Johnson, Financial Liaison Advisor (FLA), Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Mi. credits her mother and a male cousin for influencing her to become the person she is today. As a teenager and young adult, her cousin encouraged her to educate herself in things of interest. He

Jan. 26, 2021

INSITU, Inc. to Pay $25 Million to Settle False Claims Act

DCAA auditor Jim Knauss assisted in the investigation of an alleged violation of the False Claims Act by INSITU, INC. His knowledge of the contracts and his damage calculations significantly contributed to the successful results of the investigation.On January 12, 2021, Insitu, Inc., headquartered in Bingen, Washington, agreed to pay $25 million to

Dec. 22, 2020

Auditor Retires after 54 years with DCAA

Mr. Charlie Silverman is retiring January 2, 2021, after 54 years of working for DCAA. He began his career as an auditor trainee at the Boston Branch Office in 1966 after graduating from Suffolk University. After about a year, he transferred to the General Dynamics (GD) Shipyard office in Quincy, Mass. He fondly remembers working near the water and

Dec. 18, 2020

Professional Support Staff Supervisor of the Year

Sharon Richman, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Office, Fort Worth, Texas, is DCAA’s Professional Support Staff Supervisor of the Year. Sharon supervises the support staff in three offices located in three states. She is dedicated to the smooth day-to-day operations of the office and does so by prioritizing duties, exhibiting outstanding leadership

Dec. 16, 2020

DoD's 2020 Auditor of the Year Awarded to DCAA's Joel Lehman

DCAA’s Joel Lehman, manager of the Pittsburg Branch Office, was recently named the Department of Defense Auditor of the year, and he is DCAA’s Audit Manager of the Year.  In her remarks during the virtual awards ceremony, the Honorable Ellen Lord, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, stated in part, “Mr. Lehman managed and

Dec. 11, 2020

Audit Team From Atlanta Branch Office Earns Letter of Appreciation

An audit team from DCAA’s Atlanta Branch Office was recognized for their exemplary performance and communication while providing support to U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal. The audit was on a $285M follow-on contract proposal for the High Mobility Engineering Excavator. The audit evaluated $171M of proposed subcontract, direct

Dec. 1, 2020

Auditor’s Outstanding Support Earns Coin of Excellence

On October 19, DCAA auditor Elba Piligrino received a Southern California Fraud Resident Agency, Pacific Fraud Office, Coin of Excellence from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command for her participation in an ongoing legal case. Ms. Piligrino analyzed complex contracting data and clearly explained her findings to the team. Additionally, she led

Nov. 18, 2020

Mountain View Branch Office Senior Auditor Receives DCMA Letter of Appreciation and Coin for Outstanding Audit Support

On November 5, 2020, Senior Auditor Bradley Berry was virtually presented with a letter of appreciation and coin from Defense Contract Management Agency-Detroit (DCMA) for outstanding audit support. The great working relationship established between Mr. Berry and the DCMA Command was evident in the letter of appreciation. The letter emphasized Mr.

Nov. 6, 2020

DCAA Employees Awarded Meritorious Civilian Service Awards

DCAA awarded 15 employees, both auditors and professional support staff, Meritorious Civilian Service Awards. In earning this award, these exceptional employees accomplished their duties in an exceptional manner; inspired others to improve the quality and quantity of their work; and exercised initiative in creating processes that resulted in new

Nov. 2, 2020

National American Indian Heritage Month - A Warrior Heart and a Call to Service

My name is Sharolyn Claus and I am a member of the Kiowa Tribe from the Tsoodle family and Mohawk Nation from the turtle clan. In our culture this is how I would identify myself to another American Indian so if there is a familial connection you can identify through tribe, clan and family. There are 573 federally recognized tribes in the United