DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA News and Information for Contractors

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!  


 

Visit ReliAscent at: "A Day With the DCAA & DCMA - Understanding Government Contract Compliance" (Colorado Springs, CO)

Posted by Mike Anderson on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

ReliAscent would like to invite all Small Business, Colorado Defense Contractors to attend an event hosted by the NDIA and Colorado PTAC, in Colorado Springs, tomorrow.  We encourage you to bring questions as this is the best time to ask for insights and tips on the complicated matters of business systems and federal contracting compliance. 

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Topics: DCAA compliance, NDIA, Colorado PTAC, ReliAscent Events, DCAA Training


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


DCAA Compliance White Papers

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

It's SBIR season again, and ReliAscent would like to remind contractors that the DoD 2018.1/A SBIR/STTR BAA closes on February 7th.

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Topics: DCAA compliance, DCAA Compliant Accounting, SF1408, white papers, dcaa audit checklist


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


Government Contracting 101 - Part 2: Who is the DCAA, and What is DCAA Compliance?

Posted by Brian Ormsby on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) was founded in 1965 under Robert McNamara, the Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968.  Its function is to perform all contract audits for the Department of Defense.  Prior to 1965, each U.S. Military branch had separate contract audit functions and regulations. 

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Topics: DCAA compliance, DCAA