A senior auditor at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has written to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), challenging the recent GAO report which substantiated claims that DCAA management had pressured auditors to alter their reports on defense contractors.
McCaskill wrote to DCAA chief April Stephenson last week, demanding accountability and calling for congressional hearings to investigate the matter.
In his response, DCAA auditor Dan Hawkins takes serious issue with the GAO investigation, and requests that the GAO "withdraw the report and engage an independent organization to review [its] work." Copies of the letter were also sent to Defense Secretary Gates, the GAO Acting Comptroller General, and POGO.
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-- Michael Smallberg
UPDATE: POGO has learned from inside sources that while this was a genuine letter written by a DCAA auditor, the name "Dan Hawkins" might actually be a nom de plume. Thanks to our commenters for bringing this issue to our attention.