Category Archives: Regulations

Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com

Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com. I couldn’t help but post this article.  Just the thought that this was allowed to happen before this bill cleared is unconscionable.  Would you want the types of Conflict of Interest … Continue reading

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5 Things You Need to Know About the DFARS Business System Rule

As noted in a post last year, contractor business systems rules have changed in the DFARS and are now in effect.  Under the new rules, the government can withhold 5 percent of a contractor’s payment if any of the company’s business … Continue reading

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FAR Councils Publish FAC 2005-56

The FAR Councils have issued FAC 2005-56, which contains eight final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. In order of appearance, the rules are: Item I—Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program (FAR Case 2010-015); Item II—Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement … Continue reading

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DoD Finalizes Business Systems Rule

The Department of Defense has finalized, with changes, the interim rule (DFARS Case 2009-D038) that amended the DFARS to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight over contractor business systems. The final rule, effective February 24, clarifies the definition and administration of contractor business … Continue reading

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FAR Rule Addresses Costs of Foreign Contractor Excise Tax

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration today issued a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to address the 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements imposed by the James Zadroga … Continue reading

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NASA Publishes FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has published the Fiscal Year 2011 and the FY 2010 inventories of contracts for services. The inventories provide information on service contract actions over $25,000. The information is organized by function to show how contracted … Continue reading

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Good News for Navigating Government Contracting – Small Businesses

Dealing with the government is not something most business people put high on their lists of things they enjoy. But there’s a reason that small business owners are willing to put so much into learning the inner workings of the … Continue reading

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