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!  


 

Tyler Link

Recent Posts

DCAA Accounting System Requirements - Making Sense of the SF1408

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

When a Small Business contracts with the Department of Defense, NASA, or the Department of Homeland Security (and potentially other agencies), they are often required to have a DCAA compliant accounting system. While there are many components of a compliant system (just as there many types of DCAA audits), the underlying procedure for assessing a contractor’s system is guided by the Standard Form (SF) 1408 (also known as the “Preaward Survey of  Prospective Contractor Accounting System”), seen here below:

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Topics: DCAA compliance, DCAA accounting, DCAA compliant accounting software, SF1408, DCAA Accounting System, DCAA Pre-Award Survey


ReliAscent Releases our First White Paper of 2019: "Capped Indirect Rates - Friend or Foe?"

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 11:34 AM

ReliAscent® is proud to announce the release of our first white paper of 2019, written by our own Account Executive, Dave Donley. This paper explores Capped Indirect Rates, and was recently featured in Contract Management Magazine.

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Topics: white papers, managing your indirect rates, Capped Indirect Rates


DoD SBIR/STTR 2019.1/A Closes Tonight

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 02:09 PM

 

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Topics: 2019.1 SBIR, DoD SBIR/STTR, 2019.A STTR


ReliAscent Releases our first Newsletter of 2019

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

ReliAscent® is happy to announce the release of our first newsletter of 2019!

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Topics: ReliAscent Newsletter, ReliAscent Expanding


DoD SBIR/STTR 2019.1/A Opens for Proposal Submission Today

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 09:19 AM

 

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Topics: 2019.1 SBIR, DoD SBIR/STTR, 2019.A STTR


Why Right Now is the Best Time to Submit Your 2019 Billing Rate Proposal (“BRP”)

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

Contractors with cost-plus fixed fee contracts always feel the squeeze of submitting their current year budgeted billing rates within 90 days of the close of their fiscal year end. While using your 2018 rates for January-March billings should still be approved for payment, you will save yourself from the large headache of reconciling if you submit your 2019 Billing Rate Proposal to get current provisional billing rates sooner than later.

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Topics: billing rate proposals, BRP's


DoD SBIR/STTR 2019.1/A BAA Pre-Release

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 01:54 PM

The Department of Defense SBIR/STTR 19.1/A Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) were pre-released yesterday on the DOD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. During the pre-release period, contractors may now view topics and ask technical questions directly to topic authors (contact information can be found at the bottom of each individual topic). Topics can be viewed at: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics.

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Topics: DoD SBIR/STTR, DoD SBIR 2019.1