Category Archives: General

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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Government Going “Old School”

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Back to basics has been a little mantra of mine recently.  I have noticed more and more variations on a theme that really have seemed to complicate what would otherwise be straight-forward business concerns.  Over-complicated solutions to Business 101 concepts tends … Continue reading

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Service Contractors Becoming “Meat Markets”?

Could contractors offering services to the federal government essentially become staffing agencies?  I think the argument could be made based on the soon-to-be-effective rules labeled as “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.” Don’t get me wrong, I can understand … Continue reading

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Proposals

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Proposal:  n. The act of proposing. A plan that is proposed. An offer of marriage. Can you think of how this word makes you feel?  Perhaps it brings up memories of a time in youth when there were strong emotions … Continue reading

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