News Stories

Oct. 1, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jason Besser – Getting to Know Employees’ Backgrounds Contributes to Team Success

“My Mexican heritage is not evident when meeting me, but it is a great source of pride,” stated Jason Besser, Regional Audit Manager. Mr. Besser’s mother was born as a United States citizen living in Mexico.  His grandfather worked for the Department of State and moved the family to various Spanish speaking countries in Central and South America. 

Sept. 29, 2020

Owner of Haeoyou Pharmacy Sentenced to 34 Month in Prison and $28 Million in Restitution

The owner of Haeoyou Pharmacy (HP) was sentenced to 34 months in prison for fraudulently submitting more than $62 million in claims to the military's TRICARE health care benefit program for bogus compounded medication prescriptions, which were primarily generated by the payment of large referral fees to marketers. In addition, the owner was also

Sept. 23, 2020

Military Dog Training Company Enters a Civil Settlement Agreement for $1.35 Million

Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK) agreed to pay $1.35 million in a pre-suit settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana, Civil Division to resolve allegations of submitting false claims for labor hours for trainers and Field Service Representatives on an Army contract for training of explosive detection dogs.

Sept. 16, 2020

Financial Liaison Advisors at Detroit Arsenal Recognized for Efforts

Financial Liaison Advisors Mr. Joe Merryweather, Ms. Char Kreitzer, and Ms. LaTonya Johnson were presented Commander’s Challenge Coins from Ms. Marion Whicker, Director Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), and also received Commanders Coins from Major General Daniel Mitchell, former Commanding General of the US Army Tank and Automotive

Sept. 15, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: Ms. Coralis Rodriguez Discusses How Her Puerto Rican Heritage Contributed to Her Success as an Auditor

When an array of ideas, traditions, and customs come together, something magnificent is formed. As a Puerto Rican, I have experienced firsthand how the Puerto Rican culture is a living example of how that happens—diversity and inclusion are just an integral part of who we are and has clearly shaped who I’ve become. Culturally we are passionate

Sept. 7, 2020

Integrity and Quality Assurance Directorate Holds Virtual Workshop

DCAA’s Integrity and Quality Assurance Directorate hosted a virtual 4-day workshop to increase the knowledge and skills of the Agency’s Field Audit Office Assistants for Quality (FAQ). The training covered the five areas of DCAA’s Quality Goal Initiative. In addition, DCAA’s Policy Directorate covered the Agency guidance on Materiality in Incurred

Sept. 2, 2020

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control Office – Varied, Complex, Technologically Advance Products bring Diversity to Audit Mission

There is more to Orlando, Fl. than the Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios – DCAA’s Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control office is also there. The office is an amazing, diversified group of individuals who truly embody what it means to work as team. The employees are always willing to help each other accomplish the mission, which is as varied,

Aug. 20, 2020

Pittburgh Federal Executive Board Honors Auditors

DCAA Auditors Angela Botti and Natallia Vasilkova were honored by the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board with the Silver and Bronze Rookie of the Year awards, respectively.Ms. Botti, Silver Award winner, has worked in the Pittsburg Office for two and a half years, starting as an intern and rising to auditor. During her brief career, Ms. Botti has

Aug. 12, 2020

SAIC Agreed to Pay $5.98 Million to Settle a False Claims Act Investigation

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a major defense contractor headquartered in Reston, Virginia, has paid $5,982,865 to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act.  The settlement arises out of a contract for SAIC to provide information technology support to the U.S. Army.The United States Attorney’s

Aug. 6, 2020

DCAI Instructors Earn Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certification

Defense Contract Audit Institute staff members Dr. Haywood West and Mr. Charles Beard earned the Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certification.  The Kirkpatrick Model is one of the best-known models for analyzing and evaluating the results of training, educational, and talent development programs. It takes into account any style of delivery, both informal