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Typical DCAA Audits and What They Mean to Your Small Business

Posted by Mike Anderson on Wed, May 19, 2021 @ 03:35 PM

In a previous blog we examined, from a very top level, what it means when someone says they have had a DCAA audit. In that blog we explored the 4 major groups that the DCAA classifies audits, the number of annual audits in each of these categories and the amount of savings realized in those audits. In this blog we will explore the typical audits that a small business contractor may face, when they might expect to face those audits and what each of them might mean to the contractor. For reference, most of the DCAA's information on audits can be found in the "Information for Contractors" that can be found at the DCAA's website. Read the Full Blog Here

Topics: DCAA audit, DCAA Audits

Introduction to Government Contract Management - Part I: The RFP Review

Posted by Russ Farmer on Fri, May 07, 2021 @ 09:52 AM

The Contract Management and Administration function is critical to the success of any government contractor, both large and small. The Contract Manager (“CM”) is responsible for “the business” aspect of the procurement effort from start to finish.

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Topics: government contract management, DCAA Audits, government contract administration, government contract management consulting, outsourced government contract management, Government RFP Review Process, dcaa audit support

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

Not Sure if Your Accounting System is Compliant? Consider a Mock Audit

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Nov 01, 2019 @ 01:52 PM

"Is my accounting system DCAA Compliant?"  Usually, small businesses don’t ask themselves this question without an external prompt.   That prompt usually comes from either the government itself or a potential new customer or job. 

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Topics: Mock DCAA Audit, DCAA Audits

A Quick Guide to the DCAA Compliant Accounting System - SF 1408 White Paper

Posted by Dave Donley on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

With the DoD SBIR 2017.2 awardee selections now being released, and the 2017.3/C SBIR/STTR Announcements opening in just two weeks (9/26/17), ReliAscent would like to remind all defense contractors and small businesses to download a copy (if you haven't already), of our helpful white paper:

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Topics: DCAA compliance, SF1408, DCAA Audits, DCAA Pre-Award Audit, DCAA Pre-Award Survey

ReliAscent Presenting at Colorado PTAC - "What Triggers the Requirements in Government Compliant Accounting Systems?"

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 11:58 AM

ReliAscent would like to remind all government contractors and grantees in Colorado that registration closes shortly for next week’s PTAC Seminar on government contract accounting systems and DCAA audits.

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Topics: PTAC, Colorado PTAC, DCAA Audits, Government Contract Accounting Systems

ReliAscent Presenting at Colorado PTAC - September 13th

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 09:35 AM

ReliAscent, in partnership with the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is excited to announce our latest government contracting compliance seminar on September 13th:

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Topics: DCAA Compliant Accounting, Colorado PTAC, Seminars, DCAA Audits, Colorado Defense Contractors