Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides audit and financial advisory services to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal entities responsible for acquisition and contract administration. DCAA’s role in the financial oversight of government contracts is critical to ensure DOD gets the best value for every dollar spent on defense contracting. DCAA operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer. Its work benefits our men and women in uniform and the American taxpayer. The Agency’s primary function is to conduct contract audits and related financial advisory services. Contract audits are independent, professional reviews of financial representations made by defense contractors, and DCAA helps determine whether contract costs are allowable, allocable, and reasonable.

Agency Data (FY 21)

 Number of Personnel  4,137
 Number of Office Locations  Approximately 230
 FY 2021 Dollars Examined  $359.7 Billion
 FY 2021 Net Savings  $3.7 Billion


Our Mission and Vision

Every audit or service we deliver is on time, on point, and highly valued.

Together with our acquisition partners, we increase warfighter capabilities by delivering high quality audits and financial services to achieve fair and reasonable prices that protect taxpayer dollars.

DCAA is committed to the core values of Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Mutual Respect, Integrity, and Trust - TEAM-IT.

DCAA Director - Vacant

DCAA Deputy Director and Current Acting Director

Joe Bentz HeadshotJoseph Bentz is the Deputy Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency. He is responsible for assisting the Director in leading the agency’s worldwide operations. 

Prior to his selection as the Deputy Director, Mr. Bentz was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works responsible for all matters related to the development and implementation of the Civil Works budget and the reimbursable international and inter-agency support activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Bentz began his career in the Army Audit Agency in 1987 and has held a variety of staff auditor and leadership positions in the Northeast Region. Selected for the Senior Executive Service in 2009, he has served a variety of executive positions to include Principle Deputy Auditor General for the Army Audit Agency.