Aerospace Industry

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)


The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is a Department of Defense (DoD) agency under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). DCAA is primarily responsible for performing all contract audits for the DoD and providing cost accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. These services are provided in connection with negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts and subcontracts.

Website: Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

DCAA provides a wide variety of products and services to contracting officers: [1]

  • Pre-award Contract Audit Services
    • Price Proposals
    • Pre-award Surveys
    • Forward Pricing Labor & Overhead Rates
  • Post award Contract Audit Services
    • Incurred Costs/Annual Overhead Rates
    • Truth in Negotiation Act Compliance
    • CAS (Cost Accounting Standards) Compliance & Adequacy
    • Claims
  • Contractor Business System Audits
    •  Accounting
    • Estimating
    • EDP (Electronic Data Processing)
    • Billing
    • Material Management
  • Negotiation Assistance, including:
    • Fact-finding and analysis of contractor information after audit
    • Procurement liaison assistance

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