GAO Report Finds Widespread Problems at Defense Contract Audit Agency

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently issued a report finding widespread problems with the quality of audits conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”).  The DCAA under the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller plays a critical role in defense contractor oversight by providing auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services in connection with DOD and other federal agency contracts and subcontracts.

The ‘New’ New Jersey False Claims Act: It Was Born to Run

On Jan. 7, 2008, the New Jersey Legislature joined then 20 other states and the District of Columbia in passing its version of a civil false claims act.   The New Jersey False Claims Act, which is modeled on the Federal False Claims Act, allows whistleblowers (often referred to as “Qui Tam Relators”) to blow-the-whistle on those businesses and individuals who submit false or fraudulent claims to the State of New Jersey.

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