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NIH Compliance with Federal Requirements for Indirect Cost Rate Setting

In fiscal year 2016, HHS awarded contracts to commercial organizations totaling over $5.9 billion. Indirect costs make up a significant portion of award costs. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Financial Advisory Services (DFAS) is the cognizant Federal agency responsible for negotiating and establishing indirect cost rates for commercial organizations that receive the preponderance of their Federal contract awards from HHS. We will determine whether DFAS established indirect cost rates for applicable commercial organizations in accordance with Federal requirements.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Jun-17 National Institutes of Health NIH Compliance with Federal Requirements for Indirect Cost Rate Setting Office of Audit Services W-00-17-59422; A-04-17-04059 2018

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