Contractors Brace For DOD Access To Audit Records

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 8:15 PM EST) -- While the 2013 defense bill removed draft language that would have allowed the U.S. Department of Defense to financially penalize contractors who refused to turn over internal audit reports, the law's focus on internal audits still causes contractors to worry about potential fishing expeditions that could impose new audit liabilities on companies.

Under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Contract Audit Agency is required to document its requests for access and contractors' responses to its requests, which will likely make requests for access more...
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