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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 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 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

March 29, 2021

Mr. Robert Landry Inducted into Senior Executive Service

Mr. Robert J. Landry was inducted into the Senior Executive Service and assumed duties as the Director for the General Dynamics Raytheon Technologies Corporate Audit Directorate (CAD) on March 15, 2021. Mr. Landry has over 30 years of defense contract audit experience and has held a variety of leadership positions in DCAA including first-line

March 23, 2021

DoD Contractor Settles Civil Case for $3.9 million

COLAS SA Djibouti SARL reached a civil settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by selling substandard concrete used to construct U. S. Navy airfields in the Republic of Djibouti.In addition to the civil settlement, a separate Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Colas Djibouti pursuant to which Colas Djibouti

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

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