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SBA Seeks Information on Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver

The Small Business Administration is proposing to retract a class waiver of the nonmanufacturer rule for all other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing, under North American Industry Classification System code 335999. The nonmanufacturer rule (see 13 CFR 121.406(b) and … Continue reading

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CAS Board Seeks Input on CAS 413 Pension Adjustments

The Cost Accounting Standards Board has issued a notice regarding its fact-finding initiative for developing a staff discussion paper on CAS 413 Pension Adjustments for Extraordinary Events. As part of these efforts, the public is invited to attend two meetings … Continue reading

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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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New FAR Clause Protects Against Anti-Deficiency Act Violations

The interim rule issued with today’s FAC 2005-67 adds a new FAR clause at 52.232-39 to make clear the government is not bound by the terms of online service agreements containing an open-ended indemnification clause. The rule addresses concerns raised … Continue reading

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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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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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Selected Cost Series, Part 10 (FAR 31.205-15 Fines, Penalties, etc.)

Copies of these books were actually for sale on ebay.

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think you did something and then realize you didn’t?  That would be me looking at the history of posts today.  I really thought I had posted this piece of the … Continue reading

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