DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA & FAR Compliance News and Discussion

ReliAscent® LLC is the only government contract accounting firm that specializes in all aspects of government contracting compliance.  From our DCAA compliant accounting services, to monthly government contract accounting for all government agency awards, contract management & administration, and financial services & planning, our goal is to ensure the success of our clients, and all small business government contractors and grantees.  

In our DCAA Blog, we discuss the latest government contracting news from the Federal Government, the DCAA, and DCMA, as well as promotions offered by ReliAscent, and helpful tools and resources for contractors.

We hope you will visit and take part in the discussions on our blog on a regular basis. If you ever have any questions or would like to discuss how our experts can help, do not hesitate to contact us at any time!  


 

Mike Anderson

Mike has more than 30 years of experience with manufacturing companies with over 10 years of that experience in government contracting. Mike led the merger of Tech BizSolutions, Inc. and PBC, Inc. to form ReliAscent. As CEO during this process Mike merged the two organizations successfully and achieved a first year profit in the new organization. He has a broad base of experience from engineering to manufacturing to quality assurance to sales, marketing and business development. He has managed independent sales representative and distribution networks both nationally and internationally and has developed extensive international marketing and sales channels. Mike has extensive experience with all sizes of businesses having set up sales and marketing organizations in small businesses as well as multi-billion dollar international businesses. Mike has managed both prime government contracts as well as subcontracts and has experience in both the SBIR contract market as well as government contracts for direct products and services. Mike also has extensive experience in handling multi-million dollar high paced, high volume commercial product contracts. Mike has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA in Finance.

Recent Posts

After COVID, Can you Afford Not to Outsource DCAA Compliant Accounting?

Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

There are several things to consider when a small business contemplates outsourcing its government contract accounting work. One consideration is the cost and experience of the people to do the work. Another consideration is the amount of “opportunity cost” that the company will incur.   It is easy to measure the first and not as straight-forward to measure the second. Both considerations should be evaluated to determine what is the best return for the business.

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Topics: DCAA Compliant Accounting, government contract accounting, DCAA compliant accounting services, dcaa outsourced accounting services, cost to outsource dcaa compliant accounting, outsourced accounting for government contractors


Positives from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

As we have all seen from the happenings of this strange year in 2020, there are a number of negative effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, and millions of people that have lost income streams and jobs.  These are serious and depressing news stories.  Then there are the other issues that may be related to people that are tired of being quarantined in their homes that they take risks that they don't realize when they return to the "public lifestyle".  So, what are the positives so far from this pandemic?   I started to think about this the other day and came up with several positives when I thought about how ReliAscent has reacted to the pandemic.   I'm sure if you stop and think, you will realize the same in areas that are close to you.

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Topics: Cost & Pricing Data, Cost Proposal, COVID-19, Corona Virus


Changes in the Wind at the DCAA

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 @ 02:23 PM

There have been some shifts in policy at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) over the last couple of years that are starting to be evident to the outside world.  The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required several changes at the DCAA including:

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Topics: DCAA, DCAA Audits


Helping Government Contractors Through the Pandemic and Beyond

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 01:36 PM

Lighthouse in the COVID Storm

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Topics: government contract accounting, COVID-19, Corona Virus, Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), CARES Act


Using the FAR to Protect your Contract During a Pandemic

Posted by Mike Anderson on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 10:37 AM

What protection do you have from delays caused by the COVID-19 virus in your federal contract?   How can you assure you are paid as rapidly as possible during this difficult time? 

These are only some of the questions that every Federal Contractor should be asking themselves and be prepared to respond to as soon as possible to help assure the survival of their business.

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Topics: Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA), COVID-19, Corona Virus, contract modifications, federal contract delays, non-compensable delay


ReliAscent LLC’s Response to COVID-19

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 12:54 PM

To our Valued Clients,

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Topics: COVID-19, Corona Virus