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March 8, 2021

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay More than $6 million to Settle Overbilling Allegations

 Virginia-based Information Innovators, Inc. (Triple-I) has agreed to pay the United States $6.05 million to resolve allegations that a predecessor company, Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for work performed by CCSi employees who lacked

March 3, 2021

Voices of DCAA: Women Leaders - Challenge Yourself

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Women’s History Month series featuring some of DCAA’s women leaders’ perspectives on leadership.How do you climb to the top of the corporate ladder and become one of the top leaders in an organization? Does someone tell you that you have what it takes to be a leader? Do you need a detailed plan? Do you

Feb. 25, 2021

Learning Contract Auditing through a DCAA Internship

Sarah Mapley, is an Intern Auditor at DCAA’s North Central Branch Office, Rochester, N.Y.  She is originally from Port Byron, N.Y. and currently attends St. John Fisher College in Rochester. She joined DCAA in June 2020, the summer after her sophomore year of college and anticipates graduating in December of 2021.Sarah is the fourth intern at the

Feb. 23, 2021

Three Generations of Service

Senior Auditor Essence Williams, Mountain View Branch Office, Arlington, TX, comes from a family with a long history of military, federal, and state service. Her maternal grandparents have a combined 70 years of public service and her parents have a combined 66 years of public service. Her grandfather fought in the Vietnam and Korean Wars while her

Feb. 16, 2021

DCAA’s New Orleans Branch Office Meets the Mission While Defying Mother Nature

Editor’s Note: Today is Mardi Gras, a seemingly appropriate day to highlight our New Orleans Branch Office. Laissez les bons temps rouler!DCAA’s New Orleans branch office, as its name implies, is located in New Orleans, La. The office has sub-offices in Baton Rouge, La., Fort Walton, Fla., and Fort Rucker, Ala. They provide audit service to the

Feb. 11, 2021

Former Government Contractor Sentenced for Role in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

DCAA auditor Racquel Alvarado and former auditor Ebony Bumphus assisted in the investigation of a bribery and kickback scheme that resulted in a prison sentence.On Jan 15, 2021, John Winslett, a former government contractor, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, followed by 3 years supervised release, and $150,000 in fines, for his role in a

Feb. 9, 2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

My black family is large; my mother is one of 12 children birthed by my grandmother who picked cotton, fruits, and vegetables as a part time job. She could turn a few simple ingredients into something so amazing!  Due to the massive number of people, our family gatherings are basically events. We take up a section at church, “ain’t” and “y’all” are

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