Accession Number : ADA324986

Title :   Contract Management Fixing DOD Payment Problems is Imperative.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA324986

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : In response to your request, we reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its contract payment practices. Specifically, we looked at (1) the factors contributing to payment errors and increased costs, (2) DOD'S efforts to improve its payment system, and (3) payment practices of commercial companies that DOD might adopt. This report focuses on the payment of contracts administered by the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) and paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's (DFAS) Columbus Center.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE