Deputy DCAA Director Anita Bales Sits Down With Law360

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 7:18 PM EST) -- The Defense Contract Audit Agency is caught between a long backlog of unaudited contracts and a six-year statute of limitations reinforced by recent court decisions. DCAA Deputy Director Anita Bales spoke with Law360 about the backlog, tensions with contractors and other contracting issues.

The DCAA's struggles to audit contractors' incurred cost submissions — and thus to help the Defense Department recoup unallowable payments under its cost-reimbursement contracts — have gained new urgency in light of recent decisions reinforcing the six-year time limit on the government’s attempts...
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