Accession Number:

ADA591709

Title:

Gaps in Business System Reviews of Contractors with Generally Less Than $100 Million Annually in Contracts in Iraq Increase U.S. Government Vulnerabilities to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Since 2003, the U.S. government has awarded billions of dollars to contractors to support relief and reconstruction activities in Iraq. Appropriate government oversight of contractors supporting these efforts is critical in reducing the risk that U.S. taxpayer funds are wasted or susceptible to fraud or other abusive practices. Government program management, contracting, contract administration, and audit personnel, as well as contractors, play important roles in monitoring and overseeing contracts. Agencies awarding contracts for work in Iraq, such as the U.S. Central Command, have contracting officers who, in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR, are responsible for ensuring performance of all necessary actions for effective contracting and compliance. These contracting officers can request and consider the advice of specialists in other fields, as appropriate, to carry out their duties. DCMA and DCAA provide key support to contracting offices in their oversight roles. Specifically, DCMA is charged with, among other things, contract administration when delegated that authority by the procuring contracting office, and DCAA provides audit and financial advisory services. Both agencies play a role in performing business system reviews. DCAA is responsible for reviewing accounting, billing, and estimating systems while purchasing system reviews are DCMA s responsibility.5

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE