By Nick Schwellenbach
Early next week, Patrick Fitzgerald, the director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) will brief House Armed Services Committee staffers on “Contractor Complaints of DCAA.” The Defense Department confirmed the briefing is scheduled on March 22nd.
We asked DCAA and the committee what the complaints are about. “This question would be better addressed by the Committee as we do not have any direct knowledge on the complaints,” a Defense Department spokeswoman, speaking on DCAA’s behalf, told POGO. “It is our understanding that based on discussions with the Committee, there have been complaints from companies regarding the timeliness of DCAA audits.”
POGO called and emailed Josh Holly, the spokesman for the House Armed Services Committee, but have not heard back. We hear the committee staffers to be briefed are: Cathy Garman, Vickie Plunkett, Spencer Johnson, and Jenness Simler.
Nick Schwellenbach is POGO's Director of Investigations.