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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding DCAA Compliance and Time Tracking

Posted by Debbie Sabin on 8/23/21 11:00 AM

*The following post was contributed by Hour Timesheet's Debbie Sabin, as part of ReliAscent's Partnership Network Guest Blog Series. 

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Topics: DCAA compliance, dcaa compliant timekeeping, dcaa compliant timekeeping systems, DCAA time tracking, dcaa time tracking requirements


DoD SBIR/STTR 21.1/A Pre-Release Begins Today

Posted by Tyler Link on 12/8/20 11:07 AM

The Department of Defense's Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office just announced the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAA's):

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Topics: DCAA compliance, DCAA Compliant Accounting, DoD SBIR 21.1, DoD STTR 21.A, DoD SBIR Accounting


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

Posted by Mike Anderson on 3/27/19 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 Compliant Accounting System Requirements - Understanding the SF1408

Posted by Tyler Link on 3/20/19 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 Systems, DCAA compliant accounting software, SF1408, DCAA Accounting System, DCAA Pre-Award Survey


DCAA Compliance White Papers

Posted by Tyler Link on 1/31/18 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 9/12/17 1:30 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 3/30/17 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


Government Contracting 101 - Part 1

Posted by Brian Ormsby on 3/20/17 11:07 AM

In this first of a 9-part series, ReliAscent's Brian Ormsby, introduces his "Government Contracting 101" blog series. Topics covered range from DCAA and DCMA compliance, to indirect rates, unallowable costs, government contract management, and funding & commercialization.  We hope you find this series useful, and come back each week to catch Brian's latest blog!

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Topics: government contracting, DCAA compliance, Indirect rates, dcma compliance, unallowable costs