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!  


 

“Should We Do It?” - ReliAscent Featured Partner Blog (Part II)

Posted by Rich Busch on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 01:39 PM

The following blog is the second in a series of special guest and ReliAscent partner blogs, contributed by Richard Busch of the Busch Law Firm, and Mike Anderson, of ReliAscent.  This series covers important topics ranging from an introduction to government contracting, to requests for equitable adjustments, risk management, contract change orders, and scope creep.  Additionally, our series will cover government financial assistance efforts, and how defense contractors--both small and large business (along with subcontractors)--can increase profits, improve their ability to strategically plan for the future and remain profitable.

By combining DCAA compliance and accounting expertise with defense contracting and FAR compliance legal representation and consultation, ReliAscent and Busch Law can help position contractors for financial success…

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Topics: Government Contractors, Commercial Pricing DoD, government contract reviews, Colorado Defense Contractors, doing business with the federal government, commercial item procurement


“If You Are a Commercial Contractor, Please Consider This!” - ReliAscent Featured Partner Blog (Part I)

Posted by Rich Busch on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

The following blog is the first in a series of special guest and ReliAscent partner blogs, contributed by Richard Busch of the Busch Law Firm, and Mike Anderson, of ReliAscent.  This series will cover important topics ranging from an introduction to government contracting, to requests for equitable adjustments, risk management, contract change orders, and scope creep.  It will also cover government financial assistance efforts, and how defense contractors--both small and large business (along with subcontractors)--can increase profits, improve their ability to strategically plan for the future and remain profitable.

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Topics: Government Contractors, Commercial Pricing DoD, Colorado Defense Contractors, doing business with the federal government


Trends in Government Contracting

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

There are obviously many changes occurring in the Government contracting marketplace over the last couple of years.  You don't have to think back too far to remember the threat of canceled contracts due to Sequestration or the Government Shutdown.  The military draw down in Iraq and Afghanistan and the mandated reduction in defense spending have had an effect on all government contractors. 

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Topics: government contracting, Government Contractors


DCAA Compliant Accounting and System Technology

Posted by Mike Anderson on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

For many years government contractors have struggled with how to maintain a DCAA compliant accounting system.  The original Contract Audit Manual was created in the Department of Defense in the 1950's.  The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) was created in the 1960's.  The original requirements for systems were obviously created prior to the use of computers in business.  Now, certainly, the CAM and the DCAA have adopted with changing times and continue to change.  That is not the point.  I think that a lot of the regulations were designed for manual type systems and they have found a way to survive in the regulations.  Even some of the most popular software programs for accounting for government contractors struggle with all the  requirements.  In addition, some of the programs are written on older platforms so the look and feel of the program is somewhat dated. 

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Topics: DCAA compliance, Government Contractors, DCAA Accounting System


Visual help for Government Contractors

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

I tend to be a visual person and I think a lot of people are like me.  That is why our world has changed so much to focus on tools like portable phones with video displays, touch screen devices and even access to things like television on your cell phone.  I comprehend topics better when I can see them as opposed to just reading about it. 

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Topics: Government contract consultants, Government Contractors


Navy's Seaport-e Rolling Admission Solicitation is out

Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 04:10 PM

The Navy has just released its latest solicitation for the Seaport-e contract vehicle. This open solicitation is part of what the Navy calls its Rolling Admissions program.  The Navy has a Rolling Admission to expand the contractor base in their Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts.  This is also an opportunity for existing Seaport-e prime contract holders to expand the scope of their contract or expand the geographical scope that their contract covers. 

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Topics: Government Contractors, DoD, Seaport-e, Navy


How the FY2014 budget will help Small Business

Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Last week we talked about some of the opportunities in the President's proposed new budget for FY2014.  I would like to look at more of the specifics of how that might translate into something good for small business. The Office of Management and Budget issued some insight to the thinking behind the FY2014 budget.  The main emphasis is, of course, to help build-up and support a strong middle class in America.  These programs are seen to either support that or help Americans reach that level.  The main thrusts of the budget are:

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Topics: Government Contractors, Small Business, FY2014 Budget