Incoterms 2020: What Are They and What’s New

Cheers to 2020 and Getting it Right!

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

So, You Want to Work with the U.S. Government? Part 2: Where Do I Stand?

A Blog for Christmas

Government Closures & Shutdowns for Government Contractors

The Results Are In! No Stomach for Cancer Fundraiser Announcement

Worst Disclosure Statement Surprises

DoD-IG Report: Contractor Employees Failed to Meet Labor Qualifications on Task Order Contracts

So, you want to do work with the U.S. Government? (Part 1)

Gratitude & Thanksgiving

2019 FSA Contribution Cap Rises to $2,700

Government Property Disposition: What is Abandonment?

2018 Halloween Costumes for Government Agencies

Trick or Treat: Are Your Checklists Complete?

Costpoint - Managing Your Unbilled Receivables Doesn’t Require Magic

Applicability of DFARS Business System Rules to Small Businesses

Government Furnished Property Gotchas

OFCCP Issues New Guidance to Address Pay Discrimination

Fiscal Year 2019 GSA Per Diem Rates Released

Important Information for the VETS-4212 Filing Season

Organization Conflicts of Interest Decision Challenges

Government Contract Post-Award Debriefings 101

CPSR Guidebook and Threshold Changes: What Should Contractors Expect from DCMA?

The “New and Improved” DCMA CPSR Guidebook: Really Improved?

What are the Top 5 Issues in an ICS Audit?

Important Update for SAM Registration

Clarifying Costs: Bid & Proposal and Independent Research & Development

FAR 31.205-6(p) Compensation “Cap”—OMB’s Unpublicized Increases for 2016 to 2018

Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Incurred Cost Submission: Everything You Need to Know

Alleged Fraudulent Activity in GSA’s System for Award Management (SAM)

Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program - What Employers Need to Know

Government Contractor Timekeeping Compliance

Government Contract Project Management and Control—A Team Sport

Are Work Authorizations Required by DCAA for an Adequate Accounting System?

DCAA’s 2018 New Year Resolutions

Wishing You a Joyous Holiday Season

Elusive Answer: Contracting Officer Actions to Disposition DCAA Audits

Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) for Government Contractors

Why Thanksgiving 2017 is More Meaningful Than Ever

Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Cost Allowability and DCAA Audit Risks (Part II)

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and Government Contracting (Part I)

Seminar, Government Employees and Gratuities

Training Costs on Government Contracts

Possible Recoveries from a WD (Wage Determination) Increase/Decrease

What to Expect from a DCAA Floor Check

Travel Reimbursement Expenses – Did You Know?

Are you prepared for an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/ Affirmative Action Evaluation?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Small Business Government Contractors

Subcontract Disputes on Cost Type Government Contracts

House Bill to Address DCAA Auditor Hiring, Qualifications, and Private Sector Experience

If you Outsource your Tax Return, Why Not Outsource your Incurred Cost Proposal?

How to Optimize your Government Contract Closeout Experience

Time to Tune Up Your Purchasing System

Program/Project Control – Does my Company Need this Function?

5 Tips for Government Contractors Using Quickbooks

Application of CAS 420 – Independent Research & Development and Bid & Proposal Costs

Unaudited Accounting Systems and Government Solicitations – Read the Fine Print

DCAA Audit Policy Implementing Trump’s 2 for 1 Regulatory Reductions

Labor Laws and Regulations Update

DCAA Selection of Incurred Cost Proposals for Audit - What is my Risk?

Is My Accounting System Adequate, Acceptable or Approved...Does it Matter?

Documentation! Documentation! Documentation! What’s a Government Contractor to Do?!

Q1 2017 is Halfway Over!?! GovCon Reminders

DCAA ICE Model Version 2.0.1f (October 2016)

Immigration and Naturalization Homeland Security Management Alert

ASBCA Repudiates DCAA Legal Theory for Prime Contractor Management of Subcontracts

Details Matter in Preparing Responsive Bids (Part 2)

Details Matter in Preparing Responsive Bids (Part 1)

2016 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause

Government Contract Audits Without DCAA

DCAA’s Novel Solutions to Reducing the Incurred Cost Audit Backlog

Are You Paying Your Employees Correctly Under Your Federal Government Contracts?

2016 Halloween Costumes for Government Agencies

Heart Problems with the Incurred Cost Proposal

The First Annual Redstone Edge Conference

How to Develop a Basis of Estimate (BOE)

Internet Sources of Information for Government Contract Compliance

Be Aggressive with Your MMAS Compliance - DCAA Will

DOD-IG Reports Trillions in Unsupported Journal Entries DFAS and the Army

Provisional Billing Rates ARE NOT Pricing Bid Rates

Blending Multiple Compensation Caps

Unanet 2015 Partner of The Year: Certified Implementation Consultant

DOE Withdraws Contractor Business Systems’ Rule

DCAA Incurred Cost Audits Yield New and Novel Audit Cost Recovery Issues

DCAA Should Resume Its Full Mission

When a Firm-Fixed-Price Contract Becomes a Curse

Effective December 1, 2016: New Dollar Threshold for Salary Exempt Employees

Compensation Caps: The Right and Wrong Way to Compute Blended Rates

Appealing to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)?

2017 Defense Authorization Act Section 820 Reinstating DCAA Audits for Civilian Agencies

Defense Industry Mergers - What Costs are Allowable?

The Risks of Fixed-Price-Incentive (FPI)

Work Authorizations Missing During Labor Floor Checks?

News Flash “April 1, 2016”: DOD Seeks Waiver to Prohibition on Outsourcing DCAA Contract Audit Functions

Pressure on Prime Contractors Continues to Increase Relative to Subcontracts

Blended Compensation Rate Guidance: Steps to Success

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: Is Your Employee Compensation Fair?

Hacking Is Not the Only Concern for a Contractor’s Computer Systems

The Inherently Evil Cost-Type Contracts

What is a Job Cost Accounting System?

Prime Contractor Subcontract Management, National Defense Authorization Act, Section 893 Fallout

Does the Service Contract Act Apply to Your Company and Are You Compliant?

Redstone GCI Client, Main Sail, Receives Major Contract Award

DCAA Rewrites FAR 42.202: Primes Now Responsible for Auditing Subcontractors

Why Outsourcing Accounting, HR and Contracts Administration Functions is Trending Among Small Government Contractors

2015 Annual Update from Redstone Government Consulting

Congress Section 893 (2016 NDAA) and DCAA. The Saga Continues on DCAA’s Incurred Cost Backlog

Staying Competitive in a Cost Averse Market

Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Recoveries

Unanet Success Stories

Alleviating Bid Proposal Stress

ICE Model Version 2.0.1e (December 2015)

2016 Defense Authorization Act Section 893

I’m Thankful That It’s M&A Time Again for Small Businesses

Why Can’t I Charge G&A on Direct Travel?

Are You Ready for Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)?

DCMA and the Upcoming “Business Systems Tsunami”

Do as I say, not as I do! DCAA’s Internal Control Failure.

2015 Halloween Costumes for Government Agencies

Yes, Small Businesses Do Need Written Policies and Procedures

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Cyber-Security: The Continuing Saga & Side Affects

FAR Dollar Threshold Effective October 1, 2015

DID YOU KNOW? Department of Labor announced a 2015 Rate Increase

Is DCAA’s Changed MMAS Audit Approach Value Added?

Calling All Commercial Companies: “Become a Government Contractor and be Subject to Executive Orders Dictating Your Pay and Benefits Policies”

DCAA Compliant Software for Small Businesses

Is DCAA's New Audit Report Format More Professional?

DCAA Audit Inquiries, but No Audit

ASBCA Decision on CAS (Cost Accounting Standards)

We Have Invested In Our Software Services

PROPOSED CHANGES TO FLSA Would Significantly Impact Overtime Pay Requirements

Changes To Important Aquisition Thresholds

DOD-IG Report on DCMA Untimely Actions

Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Computer Hack(s)

DCAA’s 2014 Annual Report to Congress

DCAA Dodges a Bullet FTCA Civil Action Dismissed

Legislative Proposal for “Model Employer” Government Activity

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Implementing Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Government Activity on April 1, 2015

10 Helpful Tips for Preparing an Adequate Incurred Cost Proposal

DFARS Business System Proposed Rule Closed with No Further Action….But what remains?

Good News/Bad News You Won a Federal Government Contract!

DOJ Media Release: False Claims Act Cases in FY14

Incurred Cost Submission

Who Can Approve Your Accounting System?

Government Contractors and the Continuing Saga of Two Sets of Books

DCAA’s 2015 New Years’ Resolutions

White House Memo Acknowledges Procurement Process Needs Transformation

The Good Old Days?


Continuing DCAA Inconsistency and Compliance Failures Related to Company Internal Audit Report Requests!

Republican Control of Congress – Should Contractors Rejoice?

The Top 4 Halloween Costumes At the Annual Government Halloween Ball

Commercial Item Pricing and DOD’s Vision of “Fair Pricing”

DFARS Business Systems: A First-hand Perspective

Update: The New Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR)

Obama Executive Order Requires Contractor Disclosure of Labor Law Violations

Hand Cuffed

One Client’s Initial Assessment of DFARS Proposed Rule Allowing IPAs to Handle Business System Audits

Proposed Business System Rule Changes – What Are The Concerns?

DoD Contractors’ Purchasing Systems and Counterfeit Parts

Government Contractor Top 5 Wish List for DCAA’s New Director

DoD-IG’s Latest Attack on Commercial Item Pricing

New Proposed Business System Rules - Paying for the Audit and CPA to Support an Audit of the Audit

Interim Rule Reduces Allowable Executive Compensation by 50%

New Proposed Business System Rules – Continuing to Shift the Burden to Contractors!

Eldridge and Steen to Speak at NCMA World Congress

DOE Issues Proposed Business System Rules: Proposal Mirrors Existing DOD DFARS Rules

DCAA Policy on Proposal Adequacy Now Based on Weighted Criteria & Statistical Results

Executive Orders Increase Wages to Lower Federal Subsidies under “Obamacare”

When is Simple Negligence “Gross Negligence” And Why Should This Concern Your Company?

Video: Vice Admiral James D. Syring presents the FY15 MDA Budget

Don’t Assume! Recent ASBCA and GAO Decisions

DOD Revises Solicitation DFARS Proposal Adequacy Checklist

The Adventures of Government Auditors: What We’ve Learned from 2013 Incurred Cost Proposal (ICP) Audits

What Foreign Contractors Need to Know When Contracting with the U.S. Government

Bi-Partisan Budget Act Reduces Allowable Executive Compensation

Caps on Contractor Exec Compensation: Where to Next?

DOD IG Cites Contracting Agencies for Not Complying with Rules in Awarding Cost Reimbursement Contracts

Government vs. Contractor Employees: Idle and Non-Productive Time

Affordable Care Act and the Blame Game

DCMA Letter to NDIA: Key Points for Contractors

DFAS and the Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown? Impact on Contractors

DCAA and Its Lack of Pilots

Highlights from the NDIA September Procurement Meeting in Washington, DC

DCAA Audit: Knowledge, Planning and Preparation are the Keys

Proposed Rule to Shorten KTR CPAPs Review-Response Time

Preparing for a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Audit

Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Full or Modified?

Proposal Cost and Pricing Data: Top Four Risk Issues Facing Government Contractors

Do Federal Employee Labor Unions Believe Contractor Employees are Paid Too Much?

DOD Report States Contract Type Not Key To Cost Control

DCAA Audit Work Slowed Further

White House to Propose Contractor Salary Ceilings

DCAA Takes a Backward Step From Good Governance

DCAA Access to Internal Audits. Which Audits? All of Them.

DCAA and Executive Compensation ASBCA Decisions

Questioning Contractor Executive Compensation:

Tax Delinquent Contractors vs. Tax Delinquent Government Employees

The Retraining of the DCAA Auditor

Contractor Dilemma: Are Back Pay Amounts Allowable?

DFARS Final Rule Requiring “Proposal Checklist”

DCAA: Using its Incurred Cost Proposal (ICP) Adequacy Checklist to Change History

DCAA 2012 Year in Review

DPAP Prohibition on Cost-Type Contracts

DOD IG Issues Outdated Report on DCAA Work Quality Improvement

The New Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR)

Incurred Cost Submission Video Series (#1)

Sequestration Causes Outsourcing and Impacts Government Contractors

DoD and Payment Slowdowns: The Immediate Impact to the Defense Industry

2013 DCAA Inventive Audit Challenges for Contractors