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Profile: Anita Bales, Director of Defense Contract Audit Agency

Anita Bales
Anita Bales

Anita Bales has served as director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency since the end of August 2014 and is in charge of the agency’s global operations and resources.

She provides executive direction to DCAA’s professional auditors and other personnel as well as oversees program planning, development, implementation and evaluation in support of its contract audit mission.

Bales has been on the Senior Executive Service since 2006 and has held other audit leadership roles with the U.S. Army in both domestic and international assignments.

Prior to her current role, she was deputy director of DCAA, deputy auditor general of the Army Audit Agency‘s forces and financial audits division and program director of the financial management audits division.

She is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, Association of Government Accountants and Association of the U.S. Army.

Bales is also a certified public accountant, information systems auditor and government financial manager as well as a recipient of awards such as the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Auditing.

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