As of January 2013, the hardcopy of the DCAA Contract Audit Manual is no longer available. 

The most current version of CAM is provided, by chapter, in electronic format below. User comments/suggestions are welcome; refer to Section 0-007 of the CAM for details. Current audit guidance not yet incorporated into the CAM can be found on the MRDs - Audit Guidance Memos page.


Chapter Title
Foreword and Introduction DCAA Contract Audit Manual - Foreword and Introduction to the DCAA Contract Audit Manual (Nov 2021)
Chapter 1 Introduction to Contract Audit (Sep 2023)
Chapter 2 Auditing Standards (July 2023)
Chapter 3 Audit Planning (Jan  2022)
Chapter 4 General Audit Requirements (July 2023)
Chapter 5 Audit of Policies Procedures and Internal Controls Relative to Accounting and Management Systems (Jul 2023)
Chapter 6 Incurred Costs Audit Procedures (Nov 2023)
Chapter 7 Selected Areas of Cost
Chapter 8 Cost Accounting Standards (Oct 2023)
Chapter 9 Audit of Cost Estimates and Price Proposals (Aug 2023)
Chapter 10 Preparation and Distribution of Audit Reports (Jul 2022)
Chapter 11 Audit of Contractor Compliance with Contract Financial Management Requirements (Aug 2020)
Chapter 12 Auditing Contract Termination, Delay/Disruption, and Other Price Adjustment Proposals or Claims (Jun 2023)
Chapter 13  Audits at Educational Institutions Nonprofit Organizations and FFRDCs (Nov 2021)
Chapter 14 Other Contract Audit Assignments (Jun 2023)
Chapter 15 Other DCAA Functions (Apr 2023)
Appendix A Contract Cost Principles and Procedures (Jan 2021)
Appendix B Specialist Assistance (Jul 2022)
Topical Index Keyword Index (May 2019)



All inquiries for additional information should be directed to the local DCAA field audit office (FAO). You can find the FAO’s address and telephone number by accessing the Audit Office Locator. The contractor's business location where the accounting records are maintained should be used for determining the appropriate DCAA office. If assistance is needed in determining the cognizant DCAA office, contractors may call DCAA Headquarters at (703) 767-3274.