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March 11, 2020

Commencement Ceremony honors 30 Graduates of DDPL

The DCAA Director, Ms. Anita Bales, hosted the graduation ceremony for the Director’s Development Program in Leadership (DDPL) earlier this month at Fort Belvoir, VA. DDPL is an 18-month executive level leadership program designed to develop senior level careerists with the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities for effective leadership at the

Feb. 20, 2020

Wisconsin Accountant Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obtain over $260 Million in Small Business Contracts

Mark F. Spindler, CPA, was found guilty of conspiring with Brian L. Ganos to use front companies to obtain over $260 million in set-aside contracts intended for small businesses led by service-disabled veterans and disadvantaged individuals. The scheme involved operating three construction companies with straw owners who qualified as disadvantaged

Feb. 12, 2020

My DoD FM STARs Program Experience

I am a Supervisory Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). I recently returned from a 5-year tour with DCAA European Branch located in Germany. While in Europe I traveled extensively for work and for pleasure, and it had a significant impact on how I view the world. Most significantly, I now approach my career as a grand adventure.

Jan. 22, 2020

Policy and Quality team up to Discuss Guidance, Address Common Issues

DCAA’s Policy & Plans and Integrity & Quality Assurance Directorates conducted a weeklong conference at Southbridge, Mass. The two directorates meet together once a year to discuss areas of shared interest. The Policy & Plans directorate writes Agency policy related to the conduct of audits while the Integrity & Quality Assurance Directorate

Dec. 19, 2019

Mentoring Program Celebrates 2nd Cohort Graduation with Live and Virtual Ceremony

DCAA is creating a culture of mentoring across the Agency through its mentoring program. At the ceremony marking the end of the 2nd cohort, Deputy Director Bentz said of mentoring, “you can’t overstate the importance of having a mentorship relationship to career success.”  For the 2nd cohort, their successful completion of the mentoring program

Dec. 10, 2019

DCAA Inducts Two into Senior Executive Service

DCAA inducted two new members into the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony on December 5th, 2019.  Ms. Angela Moomand, Corporate Audit Director for the Lockheed Martin Corporate Audit Directorate, and Mr. Chuck Benson, Assistant Director, Integrity and Quality Assurance, took their oath of office in a ceremony hosted by DCAA Director

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.