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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

May 4, 2021

Changing Career Path to Become an Auditor

April 21, 2021

Professional Support Advisory Board Advocates for Administrative Professionals

DCAA’s Professional Support Advisory Board (PSAB) represents DCAA’s more than 200 professional support staff. The Board is established to assess and analyze potential career development avenues, submit work process improvements and modifications, submit proposals for change, and address training needs for the professional support workforce.Once a

April 12, 2021

Ms. Fodje Selected for Defense Senior Leader Development Program

Ms. Mercy Fodje, Customer Relations Branch Chief, Information Technology Division, has been selected to participate in DoD’s Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP). The two-year program consists of attendance of a senior service college and participation of leadership seminars. DSLDP develops senior civilian leaders with the enterprise

March 31, 2021

Voices of DCAA: Women Leaders – Be Yourself

Editor’s note: This is the final article in the Women’s History Month series featuring some of DCAA’s women leaders’ perspectives on leadership.DCAA’s Joni Youngberg and René Morgan are both Deputy Directors for a DCAA subordinate organization but had different paths to leadership. Yet as they rose through the ranks, they both concluded that they