Michael W. Wynne, acting under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics announced today that he has asked the DoD Inspector General to review eight contracts which were under the decision-making purview of convicted former Air Force acquisition manager Darlene Druyun.
The Defense Contract Management Agency reviewed all the contracts that Ms. Druyan was directly involved with since 1993 at the request of Wynne. They examined more than 8,000 pages of information in 407 contracts and identified these eight contracts that appear to have anomalies in them which warrant further review. A list can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Feb2005/d20050214list.pdf
Wynne developed a three-part plan to ensure that all contracting procedures in the Department were reviewed, this completes one step of that plan. Additionally, the Defense Science Board task force has examined the processes the department makes in acquisition decisions. This report, which will be issued in March, looks at the checks and balances necessary to preserve the integrity of those decisions. Lastly, the Government Accountability Office was asked to review protests by other defense contractors based upon the actions mentioned in Druyuns plea agreement.
The department is committed to ensuring that all contract processes are conducted within the legal and ethical requirements set forth by law. The responsibility to oversee the proper expenditure of tax dollars is critical to the department.