When contract auditors questions a particular cost in a contractor proposal or claim they are just doing their jobs. It happens day in and day out, all across the country. Auditors report their findings to contracting officers, contracting officers agree (usually) and the Government doesn’t pay the expense. The Government conservatively estimates that it recovers $5.70 for every dollar it spends on contract auditing.
The President signed the 2019 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) named for Senator John McCain today.