DCAA Says Hiring Freeze May Stall Its Effort To Clear Backlog

Law360, Washington (April 24, 2017, 5:18 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's federal hiring freeze may have derailed the Defense Contract Audit Agency's goal to clear its audit backlog by 2018, the DCAA said in an otherwise glowing annual report to Congress made available recently.

The DCAA boasted $3.6 billion in savings from its audit activity during the 2016 fiscal year in its report, but the Pentagon's primary bean counter for the acquisition community also said that Trump's 90-day hiring freeze signed in late January may affect its ability to clear a 17.6-month audit backlog by next year.

"Until the recent 2017 hiring freeze, I was confident that we would...

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