US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

NT Concepts played a key role in developing a compliance management program for the USACE to ensure conformance with the recipient reporting requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We implemented methodologies to track and audit over $6.4 billion in contract and grant obligations, helping the USACE become one of the leading compliance agencies within the government.


The Challenge:

Data in the USACE’s ARRA recipient reports was inaccurate and not readily accessible, which strained the USACE resources who had to manually identify and verify reports. The combined result of these factors was a reported 34% compliance rate with the ARRA requirements.


The Solution:

To improve their ARRA reporting numbers, the USACE hired NT Concepts to implement best practice methodologies in compliance management, performance, and data verification. We quickly realized that full compliance was dependent on rapid data cleansing and process improvement within the organization. We devised and implemented a compliance management program that improved data validation techniques, automated reporting procedures, and established a long-term quality management protocol for all the USACE Recovery Act awards.

In the third quarter of 2010, the USACE reported a 99.9% compliance rate for recipient reporting, ranking it as a top compliant federal agency under the Recovery Act*. NT Concepts was recognized with an official Letter of Commendation and a Meritorious Service Medal. We continue to help the USACE maintain its leading compliance rate by controlling data quality issues for over 4,000 contracts, providing enhanced management of federal resources.

*Ranking for federal organizations with 1,000 or more ARRA contracts.

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