Steve McBradyTerry L. AlbertsonSkye Mathieson

On October 1, the DoD IG released a report titled “Evaluation of Defense Contract Management Agency Actions on Reported DoD Contractor Business System Deficiencies,” asserting that DCMA contracting officers “repeatedly” failed to comply with DFARS requirements involving reported business system deficiencies.  The report, which is similar to a report issued on June 29, 2015 regarding DCMA’s treatment of estimating system deficiencies (available here), focused its criticisms on DCMA, despite DCMA’s comments noting flaws in the IG’s logic (such as the IG’s suggestion that DCMA, rather than DCAA, is responsible for determining whether a “significant” business system deficiency exists).