A Notice was filed in the Federal Register last week (see,http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-27/pdf/2015-27231.pdf) re a proposed DCAA action to establish a new system of records related to their OIG. I was looking around recently for any source to gain some visibility of the DCAA OIG’s activities and reporting over the last year. The OIG was formed nearly one year ago, and, I expected to find something – I found nothing. Typically, an OIG is an independent organization that reports activities, projects, decisions, etc., on a timely or real-time basis.
Anyway, according to the Notice, “The Defense Contract Audit Agency proposes to add a new system of records, RDCAA 900.1, entitled ‘‘DCAA Inspector General Records’’ to record information related to official DCAA Inspector General investigations and actions taken in investigative recommendations; to compile statistical information to disseminate to other components within the Department of Defense engaged in the Hotline Program; to provide prompt, responsive, and accurate information regarding the status of ongoing cases; and to provide a record of complaint disposition.”
Public comments will be accepted on or before November 27, 2015 and the proposed action will be effective November 28, 2015 – unless comments are received resulting in a contrary determination. We will have to wait to see in about four weeks if this action becomes effective, and, what the actual mechanics will be re public visibility into the DCAA OIG’s activities and related records.