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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 688-08
August 12, 2008

Independent Panel To Review DCAA Procedures

        The Department of Defense announced today that an independent advisory panel, the Defense Business Board, will review the overall performance of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
 
         The review follows a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released July 23 that concluded DCAA auditors were improperly hindered in some of their investigations of defense contractors.

          The Defense Business Board, an independent federal advisory committee comprised of senior business executives, has agreed to form an independent review panel supported by subject matter experts to review DCAA procedures and make recommendations for improvement as appropriate.
 
         The panel expects to have its recommendations within 60 days from the start of the review, and they will be shared with the department's senior leadership as well as the defense congressional oversight committees.

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