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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title DCAA audits [electronic resource] : widespread problems with audit quality require significant reform : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-09-468    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 147 p.) : ill.
Note Title from PDF cover screen (GAO, viewed Sept. 25, 2009).
"September 2009."
Summary The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) under the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller plays a critical role in contractor oversight by providing auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services in connection with DOD and other federal agency contracts and subcontracts. Last year, GAO found numerous problems with DCAA audit quality at three locations in California, including the failure to meet professional auditing standards. This report addresses audit quality issues at DCAA offices nationwide. GAO was asked to (1) conduct a broad assessment of DCAA's management environment and audit quality assurance structure, (2) evaluate DCAA actions to date to correct previously identified problems, and (3) identify potential legislative and other actions for improving DCAA effectiveness and independence. To achieve these objectives, GAO analyzed DCAA's mission, strategic plan, audit policies, and quality assurance program; conducted interviews; reviewed selected audits at DCAA offices; and analyzed legislative and other actions. GAO makes 17 recommendations to DOD and the DOD Inspector General (IG) to improve DCAA's management environment, audit quality, and oversight. GAO also discusses matters that Congress should consider to enhance the effectiveness and independence of DCAA contract audits. DOD and DOD IG generally agreed with GAO's recommendations, concurring with all but two.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-09-468."
Subject United States. Defense Contract Audit Agency -- Management -- Evaluation.
Defense contracts -- United States -- Auditing.
Government contractors -- United States -- Auditing.
Public contracts -- United States -- Auditing.
Added Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Added Title Defense Contract Audit Agency audits : widespread problems with audit quality require significant reform
Widespread problems with audit quality require significant reform
Running Title DCAA audit environment
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-09-468

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