Tag Archives: compliance

FAR Councils Issue FAC 2019-05

Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-05 contains an interim rule that implements Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232), which prohibits the head of an executive agency, on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring any … Continue reading

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OFCCP Proposes Equal Pay Reporting Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, which seeks to amend regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity. Current OFCCP regulations require all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and … Continue reading

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Executive Order Targets Labor Law Violators

The White House has announced President Obama’s intent to sign an Executive Order that takes aim at government contractors that violate labor laws. According to an investigative report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, “in 2012 alone, … Continue reading

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FAR Cost Principles Series (Part 1, Total Cost)

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As a former DCAA auditor, it was a primary goal for my position to find and report unallowable costs.  Recently, I have been hearing a lot more from the community in terms of making FAR 31.2 easier to understand.  So, … Continue reading

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Stories of a GovCon Professional – Part 1


If you are anything like me, a good anecdote can really get you thinking.  It is to this end that I present the following post and another to follow (potentially after the first of the year). I recently had someone … Continue reading

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9 Essentials for Effective Government Compliance Program


I recently drafted a whitepaper on things that must be done before even presenting a bid to the government on an open opportunity (due to be released in early November).  That exercise got me to thinking about getting back to … 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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