Category Archives: Compliance

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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Rule Requiring CAGE Reporting Goes into Effect

The FAR Case 2012-024 final rule issued in May with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74 goes into effect November 1. The rule amended the FAR to require the use of Commercial and Government Entity codes, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization CAGE … Continue reading

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DoD Clarifies Flowdown for DFARS 252.225-7009 Specialty Metals Clause

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule clarifying the flowdown requirements for the clause at DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals. The final rule in DFARS Case 2014-D011 amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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GAO Recommends DoD Release More Information on Specialty Metals Waivers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office (Specialty Metals: DOD Sissemination of National Security Waiver Information Could Enhance Awareness and Compliance with Restrictions. GAO-15-133, October 16) recommends that the Department of Defense disseminate non-sensitive information within DoD and its supplier-base on the … Continue reading

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GAO Tells Agencies to Improve Market Research Documentation

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office examines how four federal agencies conduct and use market research. In preparing the report,  GAO reviewed regulations and market research policy and guidance at the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation, and at the … Continue reading

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