Category Archives: Compliance

OSC Proposal Would Extend Whistleblower Protections to Contractors

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed an expansion of its regulations to add federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees to the list those who can blow the whistle on federal government wrongdoing and expect protection after doing so. The regulatory … Continue reading

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Interim Rule Establishes Minimum Wage for Contractors

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79 contains an interim rule that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a related rule issued by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist

A final rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance to contractors on submitting forward pricing rate proposals. The DFARS Case 2012-D035 rule seeks to ensure that FPRPs are thorough, accurate, and complete. Revised DFARS 215.403-5 directs contracting officers … Continue reading

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Inflation Adjustments to FAR Thresholds Proposed

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing  to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to further implement 41 USC 1908, which requires the government to adjust acquisition-related thresholds every five years for inflation … Continue reading

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Government Recovered Nearly $6 Billion from False Claims Cases

The Justice Department has announced that the federal government recovered $5.69 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2014. According to a DOJ press release, this is the first annual recovery to exceed $5 billion. Although mortgage, housing … Continue reading

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GAO: DCAA Inconsistent in Implementing Internal Audit Report Requirements

According to a November 12, 2014, report issued by the Government Accountability Office, the Defense Contract Audit Agency revised its guidance in the Contract Audit Manual to address documentation requirements regarding the use of internal audit reports, as mandated by … Continue reading

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GAO Wants Better Oversight of Third-Party WOSB Certifiers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office finds the Small Business Administration performs minimal oversight of third-party women-owned small business program certifiers and that SBA had not developed procedures that provide reasonable assurance that only eligible businesses obtain WOSB set-aside contracts. To be … Continue reading

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