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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Defense Contract Management Agency [electronic resource] : amid ongoing efforts to rebuild capacity, several factors present challenges in meeting its missions : report to congressional Committees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-12-83    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 44 p.) : ill., map
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from cover screen (viewed on Nov. 8, 2011).
"November 2011."
Summary The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides contract administration services for DOD buying activities. Its contract management offices (CMO) work with defense contractors to help ensure that goods and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and that they meet performance requirements. DCMA also supports combatant commanders during contingency operations. As DCMA recovers from years of significant downsizing, GAO was asked to (1) assess how the agency is positioning itself to meet its missions, (2) determine the extent to which contingency missions affect its oversight domestically, and (3) identify other factors that may affect its domestic missions going forward. GAO reviewed regulations, policies, and guidance, analyzed the status of contractor business systems for 17 defense contractors, and interviewed a wide range of DCMA officials. GAO recommends that DOD work with DCMA and DCAA to identify and execute options to assist in audits of contractor business systems. GAO also recommends that DCMA clarify for CMOs the agency's plans to continue funding existing workforce positions and that it identify ways to accurately reflect the status of contractor business systems, such as changing the status to unassessed when audits are delayed. DOD concurred with the first two recommendations. DOD partially concurred with the remaining recommendation but discussed several planned actions which, if implemented, should improve the transparency of system assessments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-12-83."
Subject United States. Defense Contract Management Agency -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
United States. Defense Contract Management Agency -- Personnel management -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement.
Defense contracts -- United States -- Management.
Defense contracts -- United States -- Auditing.
Indexed Term contract DCMA workforce agency CMOs Management DOD
Added Author Hutton, John P.
Added Title Amid ongoing efforts to rebuild capacity, several factors present challenges in meeting its missions
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-12-83

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