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The Contractor’s Fight For Every Penny…

First, let me say that I am an optimist.  The glass is usually half-full for me and I don’t tend to frown much.  Life is normally a “box of chocolates” and sunshine for me.  That being said, there is a … Continue reading

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The Business System Rule

Allow me to play a little devil’s advocate here.  I have seen a lot of action on the contractor side as many companies scramble to either put in place or guard against what they think is going to happen from … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Flowdowns

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the flowdown requirements in government contracts clauses.  For good reason, this is one of those items that I hear on a regular basis.  First, there is the problem of getting your subcontractor (who … Continue reading

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Ethics vs. Compliance

Unfortunately enough, there is a BIG difference between ethics and compliance in many people’s minds.  I have had the opportunity to be in a company that was both compliant (to the letter of the law), but also unethical.  Seems strange that … Continue reading

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Staying Away from Politics – The FAA Shutdown Situation

One thing I am attempting to stay away from in this continuing saga that is government contracting is POLITICS.  The unfortunate thing about this guiding principle is that politics runs the federal government.  The latest victim of politics instead of … Continue reading

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Anyone Listening?

I have been trying to keep up with 2-times a week as I get this rolling, but as I look into the audience and realize no one is responsive (yet) I wonder if it is time for YOU – the … Continue reading

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Dealing with the “NEW” DCAA Business System Rule

Before I start, I know everyone is talking about this, but my perspective as an ex-DCAA auditor may be a little different.  I am a little taken aback by the way the agency is being portrayed, but I haven’t been … Continue reading

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