Tag Archives: DOD

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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PERSONAL Conflicts of Interest: A Rule You May Have Missed

As if corporate government contract compliance wasn’t difficult enough – security clearances, organizational conflicts of interest, post-government employment conflicts, corporate and agency non-disclosure agreements, cost accounting principles and standards… The list could go on for pages. Well, back in December, FAR … Continue reading

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Now May Be The Time To Become a “Research Center”

Amongst the fray of the GSA scandal, the Secret Service scandal, and the election-year cycle, there is a lot else that is still going on.  HR4310 for FY 2013 is titled the National Defense Authorization Act.  70+ pages: To authorize … Continue reading

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Technology Takes Over DFARS – Proposed Rule on Commercial Items

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to simplify prescriptions for provisions and clauses that are applicable to the acquisition of commercial items and to specify flowdown of clauses to commercial subcontracts. As posted on … 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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Executive Order Addresses National Defense Resources Preparedness

     President Obama has issued Executive Order 13603, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” effective March 16, 2012.  The order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1940, as amended.       To … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Need More Than Just “Love”

The Beatles said “all you need is love.”  Fortunately, they didn’t do business with the DOD.  If it really was just about the love, every small business in America should be gearing up for its first government contract.  No one … Continue reading

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