One of our very first postings when we started this blog back in 2009 was to announce that DCAA had selected a new Director to replace the one that was dethroned after running afoul of Senator McCaskill. Patrick Fitzgerald with 30 years of Army Audit experience stepped in amid turbulence and ran the Agency for the next five years, retiring last Fall.
It was announced yesterday on Business Wire that Mr. Fitzgerald has joined the accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) in their specialized government contractor advisory services practice.
Meanwhile, the Director he deposed toils away as the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of DOE's Loan Programs Office.
Fitzgerald was succeeded by Ms. Anita Bales, who was previously DCAA's Deputy Director.