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Stanley Jones providing direct mentorship and teaching a child how to read music and play the piano.
Celebrating African Americans and the Arts with Stanley Jones
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 28, 2024
Mr. Stanley (Stan) Jones is a senior level auditor in a field detachment office who enjoys music, quilting, card-making, and more. Stan’s early exposure to the arts was inspired by his mother, a retired bone-marrow transplant nurse. Continuing his mother’s legacy, Stan actively contributes to his community by volunteering to teach after-school care for high-risk, low-income families in his local community.

The DCAA Leadership Conference is a critical event that offers a three-day immersive learning experience for upper-level leadership within DCAA. This year’s theme, “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow,” emphasizes the need to continue learning to help ensure effective and successful long-term leadership and growth.
2024 Leadership Conference: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 23, 2024
The DCAA Leadership Conference is a critical event that offers a three-day immersive learning experience for upper-level leadership within DCAA. This year’s theme, “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow,” emphasizes the need to continue learning to help ensure effective and successful long-term leadership and growth.

DCAA Director Ms.Terri Dilly and Deputy Regional Director, Central Region Mr. Dave Bukauskas ceremoniously unrolling the Senior Executive Service flag.
Dave Bukauskas SES Induction Ceremony
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 22, 2024
Mr. Dave Bukauskas was inducted as a member of the Senior Executive Services (SES) during a ceremony on Feb. 13, 2024, at DCAA’s 2024 Leadership Conference. Mr. Bukauskas is now the Deputy Regional Director, Central Region.

Teakilla Higginbotham is a DCAA Auditor whose family celebrates their love for music. The Higginbotham family celebrates the legacy of Teakilla’s paternal grandfather, Robert Higginbotham.
Celebrating African Americans and the Arts - the Higginbotham Legacy
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 21, 2024
Teakilla Higginbotham is a DCAA Auditor whose family celebrates their love for music. The Higginbotham family celebrates the legacy of Teakilla’s paternal grandfather, Robert Higginbotham.

Former DCAA Director Anita Bales passed away January 22, 2024, after a year-long illness. Ms. Bales served DCAA with unparalleled dedication and leadership for over 11 years, serving in both the Director and the Deputy Director position before retiring from DCAA on Jan. 28, 2022.
Remembering Anita Bales
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 15, 2024
Former DCAA Director Anita Bales passed away January 22, 2024, after a year-long illness. Ms. Bales served DCAA with unparalleled dedication and leadership for over 11 years, serving in both the Director and the Deputy Director position before retiring from DCAA on Jan. 28, 2022.

E.J. Rupert is an aspiring animated series writer who won first-place in the Creative Writing-Short Script category of the 2023 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition for his script, “Back to Fool.” E.J. will return to the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition in May of 2024 in Denver, Co. E.J. is also a part-time DJ, sings and plays the drums.
Celebrating African Americans and the Arts – E.J. Rupert
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 14, 2024
E.J. Rupert is an aspiring animated series writer who won first-place in the Creative Writing-Short Script category of the 2023 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition for his script, “Back to Fool.” E.J. will return to the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition in May of 2024 in Denver, Co. E.J. is also a part-time DJ, sings and plays the drums.

The DCAA Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS) helped investigate a case with Federal False Claims Act violations that resulted in a $9 million settlement.
DCAA Western Region auditors helped investigate a case that resulted in a $5 million settlement
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 13, 2024
Merrill Technologies Group, Inc. (MTM), and its subsidiaries agreed to pay $5 million to resolve False Claims Act violations.

Tiffany Dixon is more than an auditor at DCAA. Tiffany is an “under-the-radar” private artist that loves to express her view of art in her own unique way.
Celebrating African Americans and the Arts – Tiffany Dixon
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 7, 2024
Tiffany Dixon is more than an auditor at DCAA. Tiffany is an “under-the-radar” private artist that loves to express her view of art in her own unique way.

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) concluded on January 15. DCAA employees contributed nearly 100 volunteer hours and pledged over $35,000, exceeding DCAA’s pledge goal of $33,000.
DCAA Gives Happy and Exceeds Donation Goal for 2023 Combined Federal Campaign
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 23, 2024
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) concluded on January 15. DCAA employees contributed nearly 100 volunteer hours and pledged over $35,000, exceeding DCAA’s pledge goal of $33,000.

DCAA’s Central Regional Director, Mr. David Johnson, was announced as a Presidential Meritorious Executive award recipient under the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Secretary of Defense for the 2023 fiscal year (FY). This award recognizes distinguished and sustained accomplishments to an exclusive number of the Senior Executive Service (SES) for the fiscal year.
David Johnson Awarded as FY2023 Presidential Meritorious Executive Recipient
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 9, 2024
DCAA’s Central Regional Director, Mr. David Johnson, was announced as a Presidential Meritorious Executive award recipient under the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Secretary of Defense for the 2023 fiscal year (FY). This award recognizes distinguished and sustained accomplishments to an exclusive number of the Senior Executive Service (SES) for the fiscal year.