Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it is not about what we can receive, but what we can give. It is an opportunity to reflect on the positive and not focus on the negative that seems to surround us daily.   Thanksgiving should be a state of mind we live in daily, and not confined to one day per year. Redstone GCI has a lot to be thankful for this year, we all do. We must dig deep within ourselves to see the blessing placed upon us each day and give thanks for those blessings each and every day. Above all, we are most thankful for God and His constant presence in our lives as we navigate each day and every occasion.

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2020 Halloween Costumes for Those in the “Public Eye”

As Halloween 2020 is upon us, it is time to report on some of the more popular costumes or ideas for costumes applicable to organizations and/or individuals who are in politics, sports, acting, the media (i.e. newscasters) and federal agencies. Although our prior years’ Halloween blogs have focused on a few government agencies, current events have caused us to focus our research (thus this blog) primarily on the wonderful and friendly world of politics and political elections in the United States.

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

Although the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on everyone is absolutely serious business, the nature of this “special day” blog is not necessarily serious business.   At times like these we hope that an element of levity will be accepted for what it is and not be misinterpreted as diminishing the serious nature of the pandemic. We also hope that everyone reading this is safe, healthy and adhering to the federal guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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

As every government contractor is no doubt aware, no business is immune (no pun intended) from the potentially devastating economic impact of the global coronavirus outbreak. As we confront new restrictions, with the possibility of more to come, on both businesses and employees that could last for months, the costs continue to mount.

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Topics: Redstone GCI, COVID-19

An Announcement to our Clients and Readers from Redstone GCI

In our line of work supporting government contractors, we get to see on a first-hand basis the level of our preparedness as a Nation to deal with the most complex challenges the world can throw at us.  We are reminded of similar challenges our Nation has faced over its relatively short existence and the ingenuity, speed, and compassion for our fellow Americans that was put into the response to those efforts.  In every instance, we have weathered the storm and come out on the other side stronger for it.  No disaster response will ever be perfect; if they were, we wouldn’t call them disasters, emergencies, or other terms denoting their unexpected and undefined nature.

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Redstone GCI

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday. Thanksgiving is not a time for gifts or decoration, but rather a time to reflect on the blessings received and be thankful for those blessings, even if those blessings come in the form of challenges presented to us over the past year. We say we are thankful for the challenges, as our challenges make us stronger and ultimately better. And for that, we are thankful. As most everyone knows, Redstone GCI has faced significant losses and challenges this year with the passing of our beloved leader, mentor, friend and family member, Scott Butler. Scott was special to so many people and touched the lives of us all. He knew that the future of our firm was bigger than him and made it a priority to ensure future success even without his leadership. We often say that one of Scott’s many talents was being able to see the potential in all of us and having a true gift of making everyone around him better versions of themselves. This gift from Scott still stands true, even as we continue to mourn his passing. Leaders within our firm have emerged, teamwork has never been stronger, and a true sense of family radiates with every interaction we have with each other. Scott has and will continue to make us stronger, better versions of ourselves as the true sign of a leader is not in the present, but in what they leave for those that follow.  We are thankful for Scott Butler.

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

As we begin October 31st, we’ve invested heavily in researching all sources to identify the Halloween costumes which will most likely be used by Government entities (including Congress), agencies, and employees (or wannabe employees in the context of political candidates).

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Redstone Success Program – How We Help Government Contractors Succeed

How would you feel if you had unlimited access to all the resources Redstone Government Consulting had to offer?  Relief?  Security?  Control?  Protected?  Re-focused?

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Topics: Redstone GCI, Litigation Consulting Support, Small Business Compliance, Contracts Administration, Defense Contractors

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

Some of us have been tracking the long overdue Congressional mandate for the United States to achieve a ready-state for auditable financial statements.  Although it may come as a surprise, we’ve uncovered a somewhat reliable (thus somewhat unreliable) rumor that the next NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) will include section 401(A.F.) which will require the Department of Defense (more specifically DCAA/Defense Contract Audit Agency) to provide technical assistance to all other agencies, inspector generals’, GAO (Government Accountability Office) and the hordes of independent private auditors who have thus-far failed in achieving that mystical milestone of fully auditable federal government financial statements.  

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International Women’s Day – March 8

Did you know that the 2019 United States Congress has the highest number of positions ever held by women? While we aren’t a direct Government entity here at Redstone GCI, we have extraordinary women working alongside Government contractors every day. From legal professionals to CPAs and expert consultants, all the way to our very own CEO, these amazing women have helped us become the renowned company we are today.

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