ReliAscent is happy to announce that we have just released our first white paper of 2016---the first in a series of white papers and blogs this year that will focus on Government Property Management (GPM), the DCMA, and DCMA audits!Read More
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For all of you Defense Department contractors out there, I read a very interesting article recently in NationalDefenseMagazine.org, on the pressure the Pentagon faces trying to attract innovative commercial suppliers vs. the need to ensure suppliers are charging fair commercial prices for their products.Read More
As we did a webinar this morning for quite a few SBIR award winners from the Navy regarding the DCAA and the DCMA, it occurred to me that there could be a lot of small business government contractors that are slightly confused about these agencies roles. I thought it would be useful to go over a little bit of the discussion from the webinar here.
Earlier this year I was asked to participate in a webinar to cover the difference between the DCAA and the DCMA as well as describe what each agency did. The audience was a group of companies that were Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award winners. I think this may get confused for a number of people that do business with the Federal Government and so worth a little time today to discuss. Both of these agencies originate from the Department of Defense and are primarily concerned with helping the Department of Defense handle their contracting business. So what are the differences?
A while back I wrote a blog about our Russ Farmer heading a joint committee of the SBTC and NDIA to take small business concerns to the DCAA and DCMA for resolution. At that time the committee was asking for input from Small Business of concerns or problems that they were having with primarily the DCAA but also any issues they might have with DCMA. As you might imagine, there are some issues out there. The first priorities of the committee were to 1) establish a relationship primarily to identify and resolve issues that were common, broad-based and significant and 2) to define a path forward to work on resolution of consultant cost conflicts on dated outstanding incurred cost audits. The issue on the consultant costs has 3 primary issues:
The National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) has just announced a new sub-committee to focus on resolving issues impacting small business DoD contractors. The primary purpose of the sub-committee is to work for cooperative resolution to issues with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and/or the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). These issues will be openly discussed between the sub-committee and the DCAA and/or the DCMA. The goal will be to reach resolution of the issues in a way that will be in the best interest of the Department of Defense as well as serving the industrial base. This sub-committee will be headed by Russ Farmer, Manager and COO of ReliAscent LLC. The sub-committee will be comprised of members from the NDIA and the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) members.