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Legislative Branch

Improve the Purchasing Power on Government Contracts

Every government contract/subcontract is subject to a “Settlement of Final Rates and Final Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data” at the end of a contract/subcontract. To get this final settlement, a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditor must review and audit the contract. The DCAA auditors are backlogged with work, and these final audits can take many years until a contract may be addressed and finalized... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate printing of the CAM for Auditors

As an Agency, we probably have near 4,000 employees. I'm not exactly sure, but this is just a hypothesis. Twice a year each auditor is given a copy of the Contract Audit Manual(CAM). Each time it incorporates new updates made since the last one was printed. However, by the time its been delivered to each auditor the guidance is already outdated. Additionally, we have access to newer versions of CAM on our desktop... more »

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Department of Defense

Require GS pay for federal contractors

All contractors, whether production, services, R&D or otherwise, that charge to a federal contract should be earning no more than an equivalent GS employee. For example, when I was a brand new GS-13 earning $81K/yr, including all locality pay, my job was to negotiate federal contracts with a person, with the same qualifications, at a large contractor who earned $250K/yr plus bonuses and stock options, as verified with... more »

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Department of Defense

Merger of DCMA and DCAA

DCMA and DCAA should be merged into a single agency responsible for the administration and auditing of defense contracts. This would (1) Save money by reducing the overhead of running two separate agencies, (2) Improve coordination between auditing and administration activities, and (3) Reduce duplicate efforts.

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