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Dec. 4, 2019

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $45 Million to Resolve Criminal Obstruction Charges and Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Unitrans International Inc., a privately held Virginia defense contracting company, has agreed to pay $45 million to resolve criminal obstruction charges and civil False Claims Act allegations relating to the illegal transportation of goods across Iran in connection with a contract to provide material and logistical support to U.S. troops in

Nov. 4, 2019

Agency Executives Plan Future Direction of DCAA

DCAA’s senior executives met to update the Agency’s strategic plan in light of changes in both the Agency and the acquisition environment. During the weeklong conference, attendees analyzed the strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats facing the Agency; brainstormed ways to mitigate or capitalize on these results; and finally discussed and

Oct. 24, 2019

DCAA Audit Confirms Overbilling

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and CH2M Hill Inc. reached a $6.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that CH2M Hill overbilled the U.S. Air Force for environmental consulting work and then continued to overbill despite a DCAA audit by the Denver Branch Office highlighting the problem. Former DCAA Investigative Support Auditor, Mary Kay

Sept. 25, 2019

Annual Senior Leadership Conference

DCAA’s Regional Audit and Corporate Audit Managers (RAM/CAM) met for a week at Southbridge, Mass., to receive topical updates and to focus on the future. DCAA staff updates provided the attendees the opportunity to hear firsthand about ongoing initiatives in the areas of information technology, audit policy, audit operations, and human resources.

Sept. 12, 2019

Auditor's Support Leads to $4.02 Million Payment

A Virginia-based military contractor will pay $4.02 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed the United States for extra payments to employees. Mission1st Group Inc. improperly billed for extra payments to employees, known as uplifts, that were not actually paid to its employees. DCAA Auditor David Gotlib was vital to the

May 7, 2019

Audit Saves Taxpayers $1.2 Million

DCAA’s Nashville Branch Office performed an assist audit on a $19.4M firm fixed price proposal for infrared countermeasure flares, which protect aircraft from heat seeking missiles. This audit had a tight deadline, just over a month to complete, so the customer could award the contract before the end of September. The audit team made the deadline

March 28, 2019

DCAA Auditors Recognized by United States Attorney’s Office

Five current and former members of DCAA’s Operations Investigative Support Division received the Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice Award from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Southern California. The auditors were recognized for their support of dual civil and criminal investigations into Northrop Grumman Systems