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Government’s Share of Segment Closing Costs Nearly $60 Million

The Court of Federal Claims released its third opinion in Raytheon Co. v. U.S., in which the court granted the contractor segment closing adjustments related to the sale of two business segments. The post-trial opinion, authored by Judge Firestone, found … Continue reading

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SAM is Marching Forward

As an Eagle Scout, I remember the Oath, the Promise, and of course, the Motto “Be Prepared.”  Now is one of those times when the motto rings true for government contractors everywhere (let alone for the folks responsible for the … 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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“Big Brother” May Get a Taste of its Own Medicine (from Google)

Everyone that uses any Google product should know by now that the company recently updated its Privacy Policy so that it can use the data accumulated across its many sites to better direct advertisements (revenue opportunities).  That being said, some … Continue reading

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DoD freezes conferences, associated travel (Article)

DoD freezes conferences, associated travel | Federal Times | federaltimes.com. In the wake of the GSA conference “questions,” the DOD has decided that no one gets to have fun until the agendas are reviewed.  This reaction highlights the pressures placed … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It Budgeting

I ran across an article that mentioned the Department of Homeland Security “expects to obligate more than half of its annual contracting budget in the remaining four and a half months of the current fiscal year.” I have read, seen, … Continue reading

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DCAA Under Fire Again

As a former Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditor, I take interest in news stories and information coming out of that Agency.  The most recent news stories are beginning to hearken back to my days of being a new hire.  … Continue reading

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