Prior to engaging in government contract consulting in the private sector, Mr. McCord was employed for 23 years with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in several capacities. He has significant knowledge, experience and training in the Federal Government audit and acquisition process, including both defense and non-defense sectors. His experience includes analyses of company cost accounting systems for compliance with federal acquisition requirements, interpretation of government regulations and cost principles, resolution of disputed contract issues, litigation support, and other disciplines relevant to federal government acquisitions. He has held positions both at DCAA headquarters and at field and regional offices.
During his tenure at Capital Edge Consulting, Mr. McCord has directed numerous engagements to assist major government contractors in accounting, contracts, regulatory compliance, Cost Accounting Standards, and training. He has developed unique approaches to business systems assessment and corrective action that have greatly benefitted his clients. He has also authored a training class and regularly presented to a national audience of government contractors, providing experienced-based suggestions government contractors can use to successfully navigate audit engagements with DCAA and other audit agencies. His engagement work includes a wide range of industries, including Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Department of Energy.
Mr. McCord twice volunteered and served as a Supervisory Auditor in DCAA’s Iraq Branch office. In this position, he interacted with senior government and military acquisition personnel and higher level contractor management to resolve outstanding procurement and contract issues. He also served as the DCAA Headquarters Liaison assigned to the Contracting Directorate at the U.S. Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he provided advice to senior Air Force acquisition officials regarding the negotiation and acquisition of major Air Force weapons systems. During his tenure, he effectively resolved issues and coordinated audit objectives between Air Force acquisition officials and DCAA audit offices and helped develop the Air Force’s projected fiscal year budget for jet aircraft engine modifications and improvements. To accomplish this, he coordinated the cost estimating effort of financial managers in the Office of Secretary of Defense, ASC engine program managers, and the financial managers and cost estimators at two major U.S. engine manufacturers.
While assigned as a Technical Audit Specialist in the DCAA Eastern Regional Office, Mr. McCord was responsible for evaluating the audit work performed by DCAA audit offices for quality and compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.