White Papers & Checklists 

Our library of compliance white papers, DCAA compliance checklists, and newsletters are valuable resources for the small business government contractor.  Topics covered range from common DCAA and FAR compliance issues, and DCAA audit help, to compliant accounting practices, government contract management, and tricks of the trade from our government contracting CFO's.

At ReliAscent®, our mission is to ensure the success of our clients, and all small business government contractors and grantees. Our expert accountants, CFO's, and NCMA-certified contract managers, all contribute content to our white papers library, to ensure contractors have the information they need to make good decisions when dealing with the DCAA and Federal Government.

Be sure to download our most popular white papers; the "must haves" for all DoD, NASA, DHS and DoE contractors.


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DCAA Compliant Timekeeping



Incurred Cost Proposals (DCAA ICE)



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ReliAscent® Quarterly Newsletter Archive

Our newsletter, the ReliAscent® Quarterly, provides information on:

  • The latest trends at the DCAA
  • DCAA compliance checklists and issues
  • DCAA accounting and DCAA compliant accounting software
  • Important reminders about upcoming due dates in the SBIR and Government Contracting world
  • Insight on the complexities of the FAR and DCAA regulations
  • Major changes in Federal Contractor accounting regulations

These newsletters are provided as a free service to our clients and small business federal contractors, and you too, can download any newsletter you want. Just fill out the required information below!  We also invite you to subscribe to the ReliAscent® Quarterly today.

Past Newsletters

Volume 7, Issue 1 - Released September 2018

Volume 6, Issue 4 - Released December 2017

Volume 6, Issue 3 - Released October 2017

Volume 6, Issue 2 - Released June 2017

Volume 6, Issue 1 - Released February 2017

Volume 5, Issue 3 - Release Octob 2016

Volume 5, Issue 2 - Release June 2016

Volume 5, Issue 1 - Released March 2016

Volume 4, Issue 2 - Released December 2015

Volume 4, Issue 1- Released February 2015

Volume 3, Issue 4- Released December 2014

Volume 3, Issue 3- Released October 2014

Volume 3, Issue 2- Released August 2014

Volume 3, Issue 1- Released 4-2-14

Volume 2, Issue 4- Released 12-3-13 

Volume 2, Issue 3- Released 8-23-13

Volume 2, Issue 2- Released 1-22-13


Volume 2, Issue 1- Released 1-22-13


Volume 1 Issue 2- Released 10-23-2012 

Volume 1 Issue 1- Released 7-12-2012


Tech BizSolutions Times

Newsletter Archive

ReliAscent LLC was formed by the merger of Tech BizSolutions and PBC, Inc.  Please feel free to explore and download our Tech Biz Newsletters from 2012 and 2011.  You will find they are an informative and valuable resource for small business government contractors!

Tech BizSolutions Times Volume 2 Issue 1


"Old ICP's may Become New Again, According to the DCAA." The DCAA will be reducing its backlog of old ICP's and scrutinizing submitted reports from many years ago.  What do you need to know about the basics of an ICP/ICE submission?  READ MORE...


Tech BizSolutions Times Volume 1 Issue 4


"Year-end Analysis of Indirect Rates a key to Financial Success for Government Contractors." Most, if not all, contractors have negotiated a “provisional billing rate”, an indirect rate or rates you are allowed to add to each invoice or grant draw down request in addition to your direct costs for that contract or grant. These rates are fixed throughout the year and only change when you negotiate new rates for the next year. However, under a cost-plus type contract or grant, you are expected to calculate your actual indirect rates throughout the year so as to detect and mitigate any large variance and its affect on any one contract.  Have you been keeping up on this?  What are the consequences if you have not?  READ MORE...


Tech BizSolutions Times Volume 1 Issue 3


"Budgetary Spending Cuts- Will your Contract be Terminated for Convenience (T4C)?" With the new economic reality of Washington spending cuts and a sluggish economy, the government has at its disposal, a tool called T4C.  What are your rights if your contract is terminated for convenience?  How can you reduce the financial risk of this decision by the government? READ MORE...


Tech BizSolutions Times Volume 1 Issue 2


"Timekeeping: A Critical Factor of Contractor Success." Having a reliable, well-designed
and managed labor timekeeping system is critical to the success of any government contractor. Overlooking these rigorous requirements or simply being sloppy in their application can put you at risk of being accused of waste, fraud, or abuse. READ MORE...


Tech BizSolutions Times Volume 1 Issue 1


"Possible Government Shutdown Looms," and "DoD wants Contractor Input: Which Regulations are Needlessly Costing You?"

Our first newsletter.  Want to learn more about these pat events and our analysis of them? READ MORE...