Category Archives: Compliance

PERSONAL Conflicts of Interest: A Rule You May Have Missed

As if corporate government contract compliance wasn’t difficult enough – security clearances, organizational conflicts of interest, post-government employment conflicts, corporate and agency non-disclosure agreements, cost accounting principles and standards… The list could go on for pages. Well, back in December, FAR … Continue reading

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FAR Rule Addresses Displacement of Service Contract Workers

A May 3 proposed FAR rule addresses nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts. The proposed rule outlines the government’s policy to require service contractors and their subcontractors under successor contracts to offer employees of the predecessor contractor and its … Continue reading

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FAR and CAS Intersection

There is always a discussion looming in the corners of every government cost accounting conference or training session about the linkages between FAR and CAS.  Most of the banter includes phrases like “but I don’t have CAS-covered contracts” or “I … Continue reading

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Is My Accounting System (Quickbooks) Compliant?

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way promoting Quickbooks or other software in this post.  I am only seeking to clarify some fundamental misconceptions about DCAA-compliant accounting systems. I teach part-time in my spare time at a local community college.  One … Continue reading

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Brief Confessions of an ex-Compliance Officer

I normally find a riveting, edge-of-your-seat article or idea to write about, but I couldn’t help going back into my coffers of experience to do a little browsing around.  Let me give you some background… My bio will tell you … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Five Rules Amending the DFARS

The Department of Defense today issued five rules amending the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. Four of the rules are final and one is interim. Two of the rules (DFARS Case 2012-D016 and DFARS Case 2012-D018) adjust thresholds, one rule … Continue reading

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Executive Order Addresses National Defense Resources Preparedness

     President Obama has issued Executive Order 13603, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” effective March 16, 2012.  The order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1940, as amended.       To … Continue reading

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