Category Archives: Regulations

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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FAR 31 Series (Part 4, Credits and Accounting for Unallowables)

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Although I initially skipped this section, I believe touching on it can provide some insight to the “logic” of the government allowability criteria. Credits The government is entitled to its share of everything (see also Income Taxes).  The same can … Continue reading

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Gov Cannot Sell to Upside-Down Corporation?

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In the most recent FAC 2005-65, a FAR rule was issued as final related to so-called “inverted domestic corporations.”  My first thought was perhaps this upside-down companies were like home owners that are upside-down in their mortgage.  This made me … Continue reading

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FAR Rule to Restrict Use of Generic DUNS Numbers

The Civilian Agency Acquisition and Defense Acquisition Regulations Councils have issued FAC 2005-62, which contains a final rule (FAR Case 2010-014, effective December 20, 2012) that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to limit the use of generic substitutes instead of … Continue reading

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WOSBs – 8(m) is not 8(a)

One of the set-aside categories recognized on FedBizOpps is the 8(a) small business.  Ask anyone in federal government what categories exist for set asides and this will come to front of mind very quickly.  However, ask that same person what … Continue reading

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Anti-Trafficking Provisions on the Horizon

In an Executive Order issued September 25 (effective immediately), President Obama has called for the inclusion of new provisions within the FAR.  These provisions are aimed at human trafficking – “defined in section 103 of the [Trafficking Victims Protection Act … Continue reading

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