Category Archives: Regulations

DoD Sets June 28 Meeting on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule

The Department of Defense is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties on a May 16, 2013, proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule addressing the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. The meeting will … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule on Release of Proprietary Data

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But Tuesday is Cost Principles Day?! For those of you following for a while, usually on Tuesday I post another in the series on 31.205.  This week I have to mix it up a little because of pending rules coming … Continue reading

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DFARS Proposed Rule on Counterfeit Detection

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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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The STEM Wilted Before it Had Time to Grow

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As reported in TOMORROW’s edition of the Federal Register, the DoD will be cancelling the STEM proposed rule.  I had reported on this proposed rule  about a month ago.  Additionally, I have noted a trend throughout government to push STEM … Continue reading

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DFARS Proposed Checklist Rule Becoming Final

DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklist

Once upon a time there was a proposed rule (back in late 2011) with comments through January 2012.  The rule dealt with adding a proposal adequacy checklist to the never-ending stream of required documents for DOD contract compliance.  Many people looked … Continue reading

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STEMming Growth for the Future Through Proposed DFARS Rule

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed I recently finished a book on Big Data.  It was a slow read in parts, but it really hits home on the amount of data that is out there and … Continue reading

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Selected Cost Series #1 (FAR 31.205-1)

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Public Relations and Advertising Costs The first cost “selected” tends to be one to give heartburn to contractors and auditors alike.  I can remember sitting in Technical Indoctrination at the DCAA Contract Audit Institute in Memphis, TN back in 2000 … Continue reading

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