Review of Defense Contract Management Agency Support of the C-130J Aircraft Program
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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A September 8, 2008, allegation letter requested that the DoD Acting Inspector General review whether the Air Force or the C-130J prime contractor exerted inappropriate influence pertaining to the Defense Contract Management Agency DCMA contract administration function for the C-130J aircraft program. The allegation letter claimed that DCMA assisted the Air Force and the C-130J prime contractor in congressional lobbying efforts to reverse the December 2004 C-130J program termination decision as expressed in Program Budget Decision 753. The allegation letter also claimed that a June 2, 2006, DCMA employee performance award justification letter indicated inappropriate use of Government resources at the DCMA Plant Representatives Office at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marietta, Georgia, to help the Air Force save the C-130J contract from termination. Objectives We determined the role of DCMA in supporting Air Force or C-130J prime contractor actions in response to a DoD-proposed termination of the C-130J. We also determined whether the Air Force or the C-130J prime contractor exerted inappropriate influence over the DCMA C-130J contract administration function from December 2004 through September 2005. Our review was limited to specific steps to answer the allegation. See Appendix A for a discussion of the scope and methodology and prior coverage. We relied on some of the work we performed during previous DoD Office of the Inspector General OIG reviews of the C-130J program. See Appendix B for details of the prior OIG reviews.
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