DFARS Case 2017-D018 – Changes to DFARS Requirements for Independent Research and Development

Overview of the Deltek Costpoint Planning Module

The Updated DCMA Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) Handbook has Arrived

DCAA Misapplication of Credits Related to PPP Loans in Rate Development

New DCAA Low for Taking Advantage of Small Businesses

Small Business Joint Ventures for Government Contractors

One Chip Challenge

HR Huddle - September 30, 2021

What is the Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program?

Costpoint Payroll Year End Preparations

The DoD IG has started the audit – Are your Whistleblower policies up to date?

DFARS Case 2020-D008 – Prohibition on Pricing based on Historical Prices

Deltek Costpoint Early Adopter Program 8.1 Part 2

HR Huddle - August 31, 2021

Provisional Billing Rates

More to Report if you have DoD Service Contracts

GovCon Revenue Recognition and Sales Commissions and a Little Commentary on GSA IFF

HR Huddle - July 29, 2021

FAR Part 31 Cost Principles

DCAA Accounting System Adequacy: Are Accruals Required?

Deltek Costpoint Early Adopter Program 8.1

DOJ is Diving Deeper into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Pool

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Understanding Deltek Costpoint Unbilled Receivables

HR Huddle - June 29, 2021

Travel Costs Regulation & Myths

SAM.gov is Changing

The Door to Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals is Through a COFD

A Concerning ASBCA Finding on Commercial Item Definition

Acceptable Estimating System: NITAAC CIO-SP4 Points Scoring

HR Huddle - May 27, 2021

DCAA Pre-Award Audit

What Information Should I Include in a Commercial Item Determination?

Safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information – Procedures to Consider and Your Chance to Comment

What Do I Need to Know About Letter Contracts? Do I Dare?

Is Your Company Familiar with the Whistleblower Laws?

HR Huddle - April 30, 2021

DoD-IG has two Opposing Views on DCAA

Material Management & Accounting System (MMAS)

Subcontractor has to Report Executive Compensation – Say What?

DCAA – The Hidden Cost of Audits

Oh, My Goodness I Think We Are CAS Covered! Life Changing? Maybe Not.

Commercial Item Determination is Only Needed Over $2M, Right?

HR Huddle - March 25, 2021

Simple but Effective Prime Contract Management Suggestions

Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) - Cost Impacts

New DCAA Portal for Contractor Incurred Cost Proposal Submissions

You’re Not Rejecting My Voucher

Time to Get Your Training On

Simple but Effective Subcontract Management Suggestions

HR Huddle - February 18, 2021

Does Your Company Qualify as a “Major Contractor” for IR&D Reporting?

Contracting with Responsible Subcontractors

Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

Buy American – Don’t Get Caught With Your Documentation Down

DFARS Class Deviation 2020-O0021 and 2020-O0013 Revision

HR Huddle - January 20, 2021

DOL Announces Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status Under FLSA

Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Overall Success with the System

System for Award Management Registration

Incurred Cost Submission Audit: What to Expect?

Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the Project Module

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

HR Huddle - December 18, 2020

Thought There Were 52 Unallowable Costs – Not So Fast

Are Contract Briefs Necessary?

Changing from Subcontractor to Prime Contractor

Costpoint Year-End

Thanksgiving 2020

HR Huddle - November 20, 2020

Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the People Module

DoD Expands Treatment of Contractor Purchases as Commercial Items

Government Contracting Tips

DoD Attempts to OPEN the Door to More Nontraditional Contractors

DCMA to Take the Lead on Resolving TINA Audit Findings

HR Huddle - October 30, 2020

2020 Halloween Costumes for Those in the “Public Eye”

DPC Clarifies Allowability of Donated Leave Related to COVID

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Combatting Stereotyping and Scapegoating

One More Purchasing System Item to Contend With – FAR 52.204-25

Basic Contract Administration & Subcontract Administration Terminology

Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the Accounting Module

DCAA Takes the Lead on Compensation Cap

HR Huddle - September 30, 2020

Discussing DCAA's Email Notification of DCAA's Planned Virtual Floorchecks

The Costpoint Road to Success

FASB 842 Lease Accounting – What is the Impact on Government Cost Accounting?

Annual VETS-4212 Report Due by September 30th

Subcontract Considerations, Basic Tip on Compliance for Prime Contractors

PPP Loan Forgiveness – Impacted by Related Party Lease Cost

Bean Boozled Episode 2

HR Huddle - August 27, 2020

Is Six Months Best for Incurred Cost Proposals, A New Game is Afoot

What to Expect During a PMSA

CARES Act Section 3610, DPC DFARS Class Deviation and Guidance

DCAA COVID-19 Guidance – Still in a Wait and See, Holding Pattern

Deltek Costpoint 8 is Coming: 5 Things You Need to Know

Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statement Tips

Commercial Item Determinations

Self-Identification Forms - NEW Form and Helpful Reminders

HR Huddle - July 28, 2020

Bean Boozled

Why Bid and Proposal Cost is so Confusing to Government Contractors

Sole Source and Single Source Justifications

The Changing Contract Audit Landscape

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – The New NAFTA

HR Huddle - June 25, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

Unanet: Maximizing Your Planning

Chip Challenge

The Perils of Cost Accounting Practice Changes

Indirect Cost Basics for Government Contractors

Preparing Your Workplace to Return to Work Safely

Novations in Government Contracting

UPDATE: New SBA FAQs on PPP Loans – Repay Date Extended to May 18

Government Contractor Estimating System Requirements and Audits

Estimating System Audits with Cheryl Anderson

HR Huddle - May 12, 2020

I Work Alone

DCAA Audits Won’t Stop During Coronavirus Restrictions

DFARS Case 2019-D002: DoD Removes Cost Limitation on Performance-Based Payments

UPDATE: The Rocky Road to COVID-19 Relief – Treasury Looking for Audits

HR Huddle - April 14, 2020

Who is my Government Official Over Cost Issues?

Charity Chomp

The FAR Truth Episode 3

GovCon COVID-19 Relief Accounting Implications – CARES Act Section 3610, DFARS Class Deviation

DCAA Embraces “Virtual Auditing” to Help Keep Auditors and Contractor Compliance Personnel Employed During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Update – Cashflow Increased by Change in Progress Payment Rates

What Could Defense Production Act Mean?

Dish or Dish

Where does DoD stand on Cybersecurity Certification?

Preparing for the Economic Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

An Announcement to our Clients and Readers from Redstone GCI

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

HR Huddle - March 17, 2020

The FAR Truth Episode 2

The Path to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

What is the Focus of a Billing System Audit Coverage?

What Are the Rules with Directly Associated Cost?

Forward Pricing Rate Proposal: What is the Process and How to get an Agreement on Rates

Duty Drawback: What Is It and How Can You Take Advantage of the Program?

The FAR Truth Episode 1: FAR Planning for 2020 with Farida Rennie and Bob Eldridge

1099’s in Unanet: Year-End Process Made Simple!

Incoterms 2020: What Are They and What’s New

Service Contract Act: Cheers to 2020 and Getting it Right!

Meet the Redstone Team

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Redstone GCI

Limitation of Cost or Funds – The Burden Falls on You

Just OK, Not OK! New Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Restrictions

WTO Authorizes US Tariffs in Boeing/Airbus Decision: Retaliatory Tariffs are Coming

Control Environment – The Expectations are Huge

2019 Halloween Costumes for Government Entities, Agencies, Employees or Politicians

Direct Costs in Government Contracts – Then and Now

DCAA Paid Voucher Reviews – Good News or Bad News

Are You and Your Subcontractors Ready for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification?

DOL Announces New Overtime Rule

Non-Tariff Supply-Chain Restrictions on IT/Telecom Products and Services (Part 3 of 3)

Understanding Which Thresholds Apply to Your Government Contracts

Non-Tariff Supply-Chain Restrictions on IT/Telecom Products and Services (Part 2 of 3)

DCAA’s Renewed Challenge to Lowest Available Airfare: “Déjà vu All Over Again”

Non-Tariff Supply-Chain Restrictions on IT/Telecom Products and Services (Part 1 of 3)

“Adequate Price Competition” – A Change is Coming

New GSA FY 2020 Per Diem Reimbursement Rates

DCAA Audit Policy on Materiality: Are We There Yet?

Remembering Our Beloved Founder, Scott Butler

OneTeam, An Easier Way to Propose on Government Contracts

The Power of Pay Codes in Unanet

CBP e-Recordation of IP Trademarks and Copyrights

Government Property and Subcontractor Control

Emerging Technologies Export Controls

Accounting System Adequacy Q & A

DFARS Cybersecurity Costs are Allowable, So What?

Hiring Foreign Nationals in Compliance with ITAR EAR and Immigration Laws

What is a Deemed Export?

Redstone Success Program – How We Help Government Contractors Succeed

My CPA Audited My Financial Statements. Does That Mean My Accounting System is Adequate?

Maintaining Adequate Policies and Procedures for Government Contracts

Allowable vs Unallowable: Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

Section 809 Panel—The Government Moves Slowly

DoD-IG Report Reinforces DCAA’s Interpretations of Contractor Compensation Reasonableness

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: GSA Releases OASIS SB Pools 1, 3 and 4 and OASIS 8(a) On Ramp Solicitation

GL Budgeting in Unanet

News Flash “April 1, 2019”: DCAA Engaged to Assist the United States in Achieving Audited Financial Statements

GovCon-Taxes: Accrual or Cash? Why Not Both?

File Your 2018 EEO-1 Report by May 31, 2019

The Audit to End All Audits – Government Contractors Beware

International Women’s Day – March 8

Government “Forgive & Forget”—Not Likely Applicable to FAR 52.242-3 Penalties

Do I Need to Register My Company with the DDTC under the ITAR?

OFCCP Announces Changes to Corporate Scheduling Announcement Process

NLRB Alters Stance on Independent Contractor Standard

2018 EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended to May 31, 2019

Additional Unanet Services for Government Contractors

Provisional Billing Rates – Part II

Provisional Billing Rates – Part I

Unanet Year End Considerations Checklist

Source Selection in Government Contract Proposals: 1, 2, 3s

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: The Importance of Employee Training

Prepare for ACA Reporting in the New Year