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Congress Passes Bill Aimed to Help Small Government Contractors

While our current Congress is often criticized for not getting a lot done in Washington, they recently approved an umbrella bill (H.R. 1481) that could lead to many positives for our government contracting clients. There appears to be both a lack of information and hurdles that small contractors have within this current environment. As a […]

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Apathy and the Business Systems Rule

DOD proposed a major change to the Business Systems Rule (and GovCon compliance in general) and it has received very little industry attention. A proposed change to the Defense FAR supplement published in the Federal Register on July 15th would make some government contractors responsible for audits of their own accounting, estimating and material management […]

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A Primer on Protests

When you’re dealt a real losing hand, sometimes all that’s left is to “blow out the lantern and kick over the table!” The equivalent of that last-ditch maneuver in the acquisition world is a GAO protest. Read “A Primer on Protests” for a tutorial on the who, what and when of protests as well as […]

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The Real Story Behind GAO Protests

Every year it seems there are more protests than the year before. What’s driving the trend and is it really causing massive delay and disruption in the procurement process? Or, is it mostly hype and hysteria? Read “The Real Story behind GAO Protests” for, well… the real story!

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DCAA has more work to do

A report released by The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in December indicates that DCAA’s effort to reduce the backlog of incurred cost audits shows promise, but additional management attention is needed to close aging contracts.  Some details of DCAA’s initiative include raising the threshold–which triggers an automatic audit from $15 million to $250 million, revising […]

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