Sikorsky Overcharged Army for Black Hawk Part

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    Having a close relative who manages auditors for DCAA (not directly involved with these particaular contracts to my knowledge), I can tell you that Congress has no idea what is wrong with the system that creates these "newsworthy" problems.

    My relative's take is that DCAA is the messenger who gets shot for delivering the bad news. Take this quote from the article...

    The audits that reveal these issues are identifying places where contracts are written that provide unclear pricing and monitoring mechanisms, which contractors and subcontractors will attempt to exploit. Many of the past historical examples of outrageously priced items actually were correctly priced per the terms of the contract given the unclear language. Somebody just needs to write better contracts. The auditors don't get input to the contracting process, even as to suggest ways to make compliance clear and fair. They just get to attempt to interpret whether the contractor/subcontractor has complied with the letter of the contract. Where they have unclear contracts, they raise issues the best the can.

    My sinister hat says this is just the beginning of softening the DoD up for cuts.
     
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    You are a very wise DP, goaliedad! :thumb:
     

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