We received an e-mail recently on a topic that won't seem to go away. In all the years we've been doing this, the legend of DCAA approved accounting software remains on par with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. The e-mail stated, "From time to time articles in trade publications suggest there is a list published by the DCAA or another government office of 'approved' software for government contractors. Is this true, and if so, can you point us to the list?" So, we put the question to the DCAA and received this response from one of their employees at DCAA headquarters in Virgina, "I do not know if any such document exists or if one could be located. Actually, I think that might be illegal for us to do. That is an ethics issue." So there you go, Nessie. Did you get that, Sasquatch? If an official list of DCAA "approved" accounting software actually does exist, it is as mythical as you are.