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Kathy Fastenau is a Senior Auditor with the Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS). The United States Attorney’s Office-Central District of California (USAO) selected Kathy as a recipient of the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Award for her outstanding work in support of the USAO’s prosecutions and litigation.
Kathy Fastenau: Recipient of the United States Attorney’s Office Award
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 17, 2024
Kathy Fastenau is a Senior Auditor with the Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS). The United States Attorney’s Office-Central District of California (USAO) selected Kathy as a recipient of the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Award for her outstanding work in support of the USAO’s prosecutions and litigation.

We are excited to announce that DCAA rose 25 places in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government evaluation. Rank is determined by employee responses to the Federal Employee Survey on engagement and satisfaction.
Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: DCAA 2023 Rank
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 5, 2024
We are excited to announce that DCAA rose 25 places in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government evaluation. Rank is determined by employee responses to the Federal Employee Survey on engagement and satisfaction.

In February 2024, DCAA launched an optional Service Request Form to the Request an Audit webpage. The new Service Request Form will replace the previous link on June 3, 2024, and includes three new features.
New link and updates to Service Request Form
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 3, 2024
In February 2024, DCAA launched an optional Service Request Form to the Request an Audit webpage. The new Service Request Form will replace the previous link on June 3, 2024, and includes three new features.

Sudhanshu Singha is a Senior Auditor in an Eastern Region branch office and has five years of experience at DCAA. His parents were born in India and immigrated to the United States after they got married; while Sudhanshu was born in the US, he finds his heritage impacts his daily life.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with Sudhanshu Singha
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 31, 2024
Sudhanshu Singha is a Senior Auditor in an Eastern Region branch office and has five years of experience at DCAA. His parents were born in India and immigrated to the United States after they got married; while Sudhanshu was born in the US, he finds his heritage impacts his daily life.

David Kim is a Program Manager for the Headquarters Policy Incurred Cost Division. Before this role, he gained extensive experience in various positions within DCAA including auditor, supervisor, and technical specialist. David’s cultural background and upbringing profoundly influenced his leadership style.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with David Kim
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 29, 2024
David Kim is a Program Manager for the Headquarters Policy Incurred Cost Division. Before this role, he gained extensive experience in various positions within DCAA including auditor, supervisor, and technical specialist. David’s cultural background and upbringing profoundly influenced his leadership style.

Recipients of the Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice Award including Pamela Kochis (DCAA), Kimberly Sweet (Defense Criminal Investigative Service), and United States Attorney Tara K. McGrath.
Pam Kochis receives the Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice award
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 28, 2024
DCAA Operations Investigative Support Auditor Pam Kochis was honored with the Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice Award on May 16, 2024. This prestigious award recognizes federal, state, and local law enforcement partners for their exceptional contributions to the Department of Justice mission.

Charity Quan is a Regional Audit Manager (RAM) for the Western Region. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she is the sixth of seven children in a large family that immigrated from southern China and is the second child of her family born in the United States. This perspective shapes her approach to leadership in both her personal and professional life.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation Charity Quan
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 22, 2024
Charity Quan is a Regional Audit Manager (RAM) for the Western Region. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she is the sixth of seven children in a large family that immigrated from southern China and is the second child of her family born in the United States. This perspective shapes her approach to leadership in both her personal and professional life.

Cuong “Kong” Chau is a Field Audit Office Manager whose journey is deeply influenced by his heritage and family. Building on his family’s values, Kong’s exposure to diverse cultures and challenging environments has further shaped who he is today.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with Cuong “Kong” Chau
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 15, 2024
Cuong “Kong” Chau is a Field Audit Office Manager whose journey is deeply influenced by his heritage and family. Building on his family’s values, Kong’s exposure to diverse cultures and challenging environments has further shaped who he is today.

To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, the Department of Defense announced Alicia Freelon as the distinguished recipient of the Spirit of Service Award, Mentoring and Developing Others. She received her award during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 9, 2024. This award honors her exemplary dedication to mentorship and leadership within the public sector.
Alicia Freelon receives prestigious Spirit of Service Award
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 9, 2024
To celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, the Department of Defense announced Alicia Freelon as the distinguished recipient of the Spirit of Service Award, Mentoring and Developing Others. She received her award during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 9, 2024. This award honors her exemplary dedication to mentorship and leadership within the public sector.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we shine a spotlight on our leaders who reflect the theme,
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation with Ida Pham
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 8, 2024
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we shine a spotlight on our leaders who reflect the theme, "Advancing Leaders Through Innovation." These stories exemplify more than resilience and determination, they also underscore the transformative power of embracing one's cultural heritage in leadership. Ida Pham, a Regional Audit Manager in the Western Region currently working as the Acting Deputy Director, reflects on how her Vietnamese heritage shapes her leadership style.