Category Archives: Compliance

DoD Sets June 28 Meeting on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule

The Department of Defense is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties on a May 16, 2013, proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule addressing the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. The meeting will … Continue reading

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The IRS is Not Immune from Compliance with the FAR

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A recent report out of the Treasury IG highlights the IRS’ lack of compliance with the FAR. Report 2013-10-046 addresses the lack of compliance with FAR exhibited by the IRS between 2011 and 2012. The report shows that the IRS did … Continue reading

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The STEM Wilted Before it Had Time to Grow

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As reported in TOMORROW’s edition of the Federal Register, the DoD will be cancelling the STEM proposed rule.  I had reported on this proposed rule  about a month ago.  Additionally, I have noted a trend throughout government to push STEM … Continue reading

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DoD Inviting Experts for Some Time Away from the Office

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The DoD will be hosting a meeting on March 20, 2013 to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), Section 804. Section 804 of the NDAA deals with profit guidelines in the DFARS.  The meeting is regarding potential … Continue reading

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Can a Tool Replace Understanding?

No, the answer is pretty easy when the subject matter behind the question is Government Contract compliance.  Normally, there is not a tool that can really duplicate the professional judgment of a GovCon expert.  However, I do believe that tools … Continue reading

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9 Essentials for Effective Government Compliance Program

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I recently drafted a whitepaper on things that must be done before even presenting a bid to the government on an open opportunity (due to be released in early November).  That exercise got me to thinking about getting back to … Continue reading

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WARN Act and Sequestration

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings issued an instructive client alert discussing the impact of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 USC 2101-2109) on Department of Defense contractors whose contracts may be terminated or reduced in the event of sequestration. Generally, the … Continue reading

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