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Report | July 2, 2024

DoD Compliance with the Buy American Act for Light Emitting Diode Lighting Improvement Projects (Report No. DODIG‑2024‑102)


The objective of this audit was to determine whether DoD officials complied with the Buy American Act (BAA) and provided the best value to the DoD when procuring light emitting diode (LED) lighting improvement projects using energy savings contracts.

We conducted this audit in response to a congressional request following a complaint to the DoD Hotline and Congress that contractors were installing foreign‑made LED lighting products that were not compliant with the BAA or with executive orders that emphasize the Government must maximize the use of domestically produced materials.