Jonas Clem

Jonas ClemJonas is a Managing Consultant for Special Projects for Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. Jonas works with the Redstone GCI client base on a variety of issues pertaining to government cost and compliance. His specialty areas include development of compliant cost volumes and proposal pricing, as well as assisting contractors after contract award with program control, financial, cost accounting and audit issues. Jonas works on incurred cost proposals, indirect rate calculation and analysis, proposals and project control issues for Redstone. Professional Experience During his over 20‐year career in the GovCon industry Jonas has worked for both large and small contractors in a variety of roles within program finance, contracts and accounting. A substantial portion of his experience included working with a small business contractor that grew into a $100M+ large business prime contractor. In this role he served in various positions where his responsibility progressed to the Business Operations Manager for the NASA and Army Programs Division. During his career he has also worked as a Controller for a large NASA prime contractor. Jonas has twenty‐plus years’ experience in virtually every aspect of corporate business management. He has extensive proposal experience, specializing in pricing and cost volumes. He has audit experience dealing with DCAA and DCMA. He has extensive experience working with both NASA and DoD government customers in program management and program control, across all contract types. Education Jonas earned a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a BSBA in Finance from Athens State University.

Recent Posts

IMPORTANT UPDATE: DoD Simplifies Government Property Clauses

Last year, we wrote about the Department of Defense (DoD) proposing a change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that would possibly simplify Government property clauses by consolidating four clauses into a single management clause. This became a reality in December 2023 when the DoD issued a final rule consolidating the four clauses into DFARS 252.245-7005, Management and Reporting of Government Property. The new clause had an effective date of January 22, 2024.

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Topics: DFARS Business Systems, DCAA Audit Support, Government Regulations, Government Property Management, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Introduction to Government Property for Government Contractors

We have discussed recently how DoD has an increased interest in government property, especially the property that contractor’s control and maintain. RGCI has helped clients with government property issues more in the past four years than the previous ten years combined.

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Topics: Contracts & Subcontracts Administration, DFARS Business Systems, Government Property Management

Is the DoD Simplifying Government Property Clauses?

The Department of Defense is proposing a change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that would consolidate four existing Government property clauses into a single clause. The requirements of the four clauses are not going away but are being simplified to help both contractors and Government personnel in dealing with the requirements of Government property, in particular Government-Furnished property (GFP).

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Topics: Contracts & Subcontracts Administration, Government Property Management, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Department of Defense Has a Problem with Audits (Their Own)

The Department of Defense has failed an audit - five in a row, to be exact. Federal law mandates audits for all federal agencies, and until 2017, the Department of Defense was never able to satisfy this requirement. It is a very tall task – auditing an agency that controls over half of the discretionary spending in the United States. But in 2017, DoD underwent a financial audit for the first time. They did not pass, but that was never expected. There have also been audits each year since, and while the Agency has not yet passed an audit, it has improved each time.

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Topics: DFARS Business Systems, Government Property Management

A Thanksgiving Message from our Family at Redstone 2021

Well, here we are again – at the end of another year. And while we are busy here at RGCI helping clients with everything from closing out 2021 books to budgeting for 2022, we pause to look back and give thanks for another year. At RGCI, we have had more babies born this year, more of our kids graduate high school or college, and more weddings. We have enjoyed these moments with our clients also. Yes, you talk to someone 1-2 times a week, and you get to know them very fast. We are so thankful for all we have been blessed with in 2021.

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Topics: Redstone GCI

What is a DCAA Pre-Award Audit and How Do You Prepare?

For many contractors (truly, for any business), any event with the word “Audit” in the name has a scary connotation. And when you add DCAA to that, a contractor’s blood pressure may automatically rise. However, the best way to rock an audit is to understand what it is for and be prepared for it.

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Topics: DCAA Audit Support, Vlog

What to Expect During a Property Management System Analysis (PMSA)

A Government Property Management System Analysis (PMSA) can be a contractor’s first experience with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). This video and article explain what to expect for a Government contractor’s initial PMSA – commonly known as a Government property audit. Join Jonas Clem as he discusses the essential aspects of a contractor’s first PMSA.

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Topics: Government Property Management, Vlog

Government Property and Subcontractor Control

We get lots of questions about Government property and how it should be handled with subcontractors. Remember, and it has been said over and over, the prime contractor is responsible for just about anything subcontractors do in support of a contract. And yes, that includes Government property requirements.

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Topics: Contracts & Subcontracts Administration, DFARS Business Systems, Government Property Management

Provisional Billing Rates – Part II

You now understand a little bit more about provisional billing rates from our first of this two-part series. In this second part of our coverage of provisional billing rates, we delve a little deeper into the purpose behind provisional billing rates as well as how to prepare them and the differences between provisional billing rates and proposal bid rates. Knowing these details will enable you to prepare an accurate DCAA submission.

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Topics: Compliant Accounting Infrastructure, Proposal Cost Volume Development & Pricing, Incurred Cost Proposal Submission (ICP/ICE), DCAA Audit Support

Government Property Disposition: What is Abandonment?

The term abandonment seems to be a hot topic within government property (GP) circles for both contractors and government procurement professionals. Many more contractors are requesting abandonment as a method of disposition. But exactly what is abandonment? When can it be used? And is it a last resort for the government?

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Topics: Contracts & Subcontracts Administration, Government Property Management