Category Archives: General

Pinterest for Government Contracting?

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UPDATE:  I was searching Pinterest and discovered an article on GSA approving the terms of service for agencies to use the site.  See the article here. I was reading a “personal branding” book on my Kindle so I could figure … Continue reading

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FAR 31 Series (Part 3, Direct and Indirect Costs)

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As we close in on the specific examples of allowable and unallowable costs in FAR 31.205, I wanted to discuss FAR 31.202 and FAR 31.203 dealing with Direct and Indirect costs. Direct Costs With direct costs, the regulation goes with an … Continue reading

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FAR Cost Principles Series (Part 2, Allowability, Reasonableness, and Allocability)

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As a former DCAA auditor, it was a primary goal for my position to find and report unallowable costs.  Recently, I have been hearing a lot more from the community in terms of making FAR 31.2 easier to understand.  This is pat 2 … Continue reading

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CCH Update from Washington DC – Feb 4, 2013

A recent snippet from a “sister blog” within Wolters Kluwer – the CCH Weekly Report from Washington, DC Congress The Senate on January 31 approved the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (HR 325), a bill that will raise … Continue reading

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FAR Cost Principles Series (Part 1, Total Cost)

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As a former DCAA auditor, it was a primary goal for my position to find and report unallowable costs.  Recently, I have been hearing a lot more from the community in terms of making FAR 31.2 easier to understand.  So, … Continue reading

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Requests for Information

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As promised, I wanted to take a second to talk about Requests for Information (RFI) from the government.  In an effort to curb spending, the government may begin to use these gems a little more. Normally, an RFI solicits input … Continue reading

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Almost Big Brother, Almost…

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I came across an article in Government Executive that made me smile for a minute.  While government contractors wonder about spending cuts and contract stoppage, Congress continues to fight the debt battle.  A recent bill (HR 325) aims to extend … Continue reading

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