Category Archives: Regulations

Another Take on Sequestration

I know I ranted about sequestration, but I guess it finally hit home for me when one of my students asked what I thought about it. I am in the DC metro area and I teach in the DC metro … Continue reading

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Are You Tired of Hearing About ____ Yet?

I have always worried that I just pile on sometimes.  There are always hot topics in government contracting, politics (yikes!), and compliance.  Some stick around a little longer than it seems may be necessary (are we still talking about and … Continue reading

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DoD Finalizes Rule on Canadian Commercial Contracting

As posted by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business GC Net News, the Department of Defense has finalized a proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule clarifying the requirements for the Canadian Commercial Corporation to submit data other than certified cost … Continue reading

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NCMA World Congress 2012 – What an Experience!

I have now been to 2 consecutive #ncmawc in Denver and Boston respectively and I am looking forward to November this year in DC and 2013 in Pasadena.  I find the hardest part of the day to be what session … Continue reading

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FAR 22.12 May Make a Comeback

In 2001, times were good. The economy was, relatively speaking, doing well. Unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, was rising slightly, but manageable (it went from 4.2 to 5.7 that year). In February of that year (with … Continue reading

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A Plain Language View of the FAR

The Center for Plain Language issued its 2012 WonderMark Awards for the least usable documents—the sort of documents that make them shake their heads and say: “We wonder what they meant. We wonder what they were thinking.” Although not the winner, … Continue reading

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PERSONAL Conflicts of Interest: A Rule You May Have Missed

As if corporate government contract compliance wasn’t difficult enough – security clearances, organizational conflicts of interest, post-government employment conflicts, corporate and agency non-disclosure agreements, cost accounting principles and standards… The list could go on for pages. Well, back in December, FAR … Continue reading

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