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

We have provided prior years' versions of CAM in electronic format (PDF) in the CAM Archives.

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
Chapter 1 Introduction to Contract Audit (Oct 2018)
Chapter 2 Auditing Standards (Dec 2019)
Chapter 3 Audit Planning (Jan 2020)
Chapter 4 General Audit Requirements (Sep 2019)
Chapter 5 Audit of Policies, Procedures, and Internal Controls Relative to Accounting and Management Systems (Dec 2019)
Chapter 6 Incurred Costs Audit Procedures (Dec 2019)
Chapter 7 Reserved
Chapter 8 Cost Accounting Standards (Aug 2019)
Chapter 9 Audit of Cost Estimates and Price Proposals (Nov 2019)
Chapter 10 Preparation and Distribution of Audit Reports (Sep 2019)
Chapter 11 Audit of Contractor Compliance with Contract Financial Management Requirements (May 2019)
Chapter 12 Auditing Contract Termination, Delay/Disruption, and Other Price Adjustment Proposals or Claims (Apr 2019)
Chapter 13 Audits at Educational Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) (Dec 2017)
Chapter 14 Other Contract Audit Assignments (Jan 2020)
Chapter 15 Other DCAA Functions (Oct 2018)
Appendix A Contract Cost Principles and Procedures (May 2019)
Appendix B Specialist Assistance (Mar 2018)
Appendix C Reserved
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.