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Defense Contract Audit agency not improving fast enough

DoD inspector general finds continued audit quality problems. Senate committee says making DCAA independent should be considered.

Tags: contracting , Robert Hale , April Stephenson , Greg Kutz , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , Sen. Tom Coburn , Gordon Heddell , DoD , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GAO , inspector general , contract audits , acquisition reform

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 06:45am EDT
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Problems with business systems could cost vendors

DoD proposes new rule to withhold payment on contracts if auditors find deficiencies in accounting, estimating, earned value management and other business systems. Recent hearing found 69 of top 100 Pentagon contractors have at least one flawed system.

Tags: contracting , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Wartime Contracting Commission , Contractor business systems , Federal Register

Friday - 01/15/2010, 03:14pm EST

Shay Assad: how to fix contracting problems in 30 days or less

Commissioner Dov Zakheim told FederalNewsRadio DCAA and DCMA "just didn't seem to be working in harness, and we got assurances, very, very firm assurances, from a very senior Defense official, Mr. Shay Assad, who said he's going to have it sorted out in 30 days. And frankly, we believe him."

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , contracting , KBR , Shay Assad , DCMA , DoD , defense , SPOT

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 02:00pm EST
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DoD promises to fix Iraq contracting problems in 30 days

There is no precise figure for how many contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , contracting , KBR , Shay Assad , DCMA , DoD , defense

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 12:05pm EST
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DCAA and DCMA: who's the boss?

The "dysfunctional" relationship between the Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Contract Audit Agency described before the Commission on Wartime Contracting might be as entertaining as watching "Jon and Kate Plus 8" for some, but Commissioner Dov Zakheim tells FederalNewsRadio there's too much money, and too many lives, at stake.

Tags: contracting , DCMA , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim

Wednesday - 08/12/2009, 02:45pm EDT
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Could DCAA proposals have led to big savings?

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent speculation that the Defense Department ignored proposals from the Defense Contract Audit Agency nearly two years ago.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , DoD , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , POGO

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 04:50pm EDT
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DCAA tightens audit scopes, sees big returns

DCAA has added 500 employees over the last two years but is conducting fewer, though higher quality, audits each year. Director Patrick Fitzgerald explains the thinking behind a new framework.

Tags: Federal Drive , Army , contracting , management , Patrick Fitzgerald , Defense Contract Audit Agency , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 09:40am EST
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Contractors survey: Agencies slow in resolving contract issues

Grant Thornton's Kerry Hall describes findings of a survey of government contractors.

Tags: Grant Thornton , contracting , Kerry Hall , survey , procurement , stimulus , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 03:13pm EST
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DCAA audit assistance explained

Effective immediately, DCAA will accept contracting officers' requests for audit assistance only for fixed-price proposals of more than $10 million and cost-type proposals worth more than $100 million. Tom Temin and Amy Morris explain.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , defense , POGO , Defense Contract Audit Agency

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 09:44am EST
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