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The New CAM

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We’ve proffered criticism of DCAA regarding the lack of published MRDs and the lack of inclusion in the Contract Audit Manual (CAM). Those were valid criticisms, we thought. But in fairness we should point out that DCAA issued a new and revised CAM in December 2017—though of course it hit the website in early February.

Chapter 7 (Selected Areas of Cost) is missing, as it has been since 2015, when DCAA unveiled its Cost Allowability Guidebook. And Chapter 5 (Audit of Policies, Procedures, and Internal Controls Relative to Accounting and Management Systems) is “currently being rewritten.” That said, the CAM is basically the old familiar one we’ve become used to, except updated through December 2017.

Just thought you would want to know.




In March 2009, Nick Sanders’ article “Surviving Government Audits: Have the Rules of Engagement Changed?” was published in Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Reports (4 No. 2 GCCPAR P. 11). Apogee Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Sanders’ article was selected for reprint and publication in Thomson West’s The New Landscape of Government Contracting.  Mr. Sanders, Apogee Consulting’s Principal Consultant, joins such distinguished contributors as Professors Steven Schooner and Christopher Yukins, Luis Victorino and John Chierachella, Joseph West and Karen Manos, Joseph Barsalona and Philip Koos and Richard Meene, and several others.  The text covers a lot of ground, ranging from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance, and includes several articles on the False Claim Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In addition, the text includes the full text of many statutory and regulatory matters affecting Government contract compliance.


The book may be found here.