Category Archives: General

GAO Issues Report on Defense Contractor Compensation Cost Cap

A recent Government Accountability Office report concludes that lowering the cap on employee compensation for Department of Defense contractors would reduce contract costs by $180 million if set at the Presidential rate of $400,000, and $440 million at the Vice … Continue reading

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The Reason I Haven’t Posted Lately

Sorry, no analysis or regulation this time.  Only a curtain call.  I found out that my current position is being eliminated with Wolters Kluwer effective June 28th.  I know that the editorial staff is well versed in government contracts content … Continue reading

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I apologize for not getting to the FPRA checklist item I mentioned yesterday.  I will be back next week with that and so much more.  Thanks for tuning in.

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DFARS Proposed Rule on Counterfeit Detection


In today’s Federal Register, the DoD is proposing a few rules, but two in particular jumped out at me as something I should make sure my network knows are out there.  We will cover the DFARS proposed rule on Counterfeit … Continue reading

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Selected Costs Series, Part 8 (FAR 31.205-12 & 14, Economy and Entertainment)


If someone were to have told me 5 years ago to make an “economic plan” for a company I am not sure my plan would have even come close to what actually happened.  The good news, though, is if I … Continue reading

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Who Knew the FAA Was So Savvy?


If you were on a flight as the furloughs hit a couple weeks ago at FAA, I am sorry for your delay. Looking back at the situation now though, who would have thought how effective a PR campaign this was … Continue reading

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GAO Report Highlights Need For Greater Understanding of Training Costs, Benefits


Earlier today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled: Federal Agencies Obtain Training to Meet Requirements, but Have Limited Insight into Cost and Benefit of Training Investment. The report summarizes GAO’s findings from a survey it conducted of … Continue reading

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