More Aggressive But Slower DCAA Can Cost Contractors

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Defense Contract Audit Agency's push for better-documented audits, a reaction to criticism that it prized speed over thoroughness, has contributed to a backlog of delayed contractor payments and left federal agencies uncertain about how much they owe, experts say.

In the DCAA’s first annual report to Congress — a requirement added in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act — the agency touted its more aggressive stance toward questioning contractor costs, but revealed a slow pace of work in the past year. The DCAA increased staff...
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