Tag Archives: DFARS

DFARS Proposed Rule on Counterfeit Detection


In today’s Federal Register, the DoD is proposing a few rules, but two in particular jumped out at me as something I should make sure my network knows are out there.  We will cover the DFARS proposed rule on Counterfeit … Continue reading

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The STEM Wilted Before it Had Time to Grow


As reported in TOMORROW’s edition of the Federal Register, the DoD will be cancelling the STEM proposed rule.  I had reported on this proposed rule  about a month ago.  Additionally, I have noted a trend throughout government to push STEM … Continue reading

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DFARS Proposed Checklist Rule Becoming Final

DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklist

Once upon a time there was a proposed rule (back in late 2011) with comments through January 2012.  The rule dealt with adding a proposal adequacy checklist to the never-ending stream of required documents for DOD contract compliance.  Many people looked … Continue reading

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STEMming Growth for the Future Through Proposed DFARS Rule


If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed I recently finished a book on Big Data.  It was a slow read in parts, but it really hits home on the amount of data that is out there and … Continue reading

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CAM is Guidance, FAR is Rule

DCAA CAM is guidance

As a former DCAA auditor, I am still stunned at the level of trepidation experienced by contractors when the terms “audit”, “DCAA“, or “compliance” are mentioned.  The most surprising to me is that one agency can strike such fear into … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Five Rules Amending the DFARS

The Department of Defense today issued five rules amending the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. Four of the rules are final and one is interim. Two of the rules (DFARS Case 2012-D016 and DFARS Case 2012-D018) adjust thresholds, one rule … Continue reading

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