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DCAA and DCMA Audit Obligations

DCAA and DCMA Audit Obligations for Defense Contractors

Given the volume of Department of Defense (DoD) audits that have transpired over the course the past two fiscal years, one message is loud and clear – defense audits should be recognized as an annual exercise. Paying close attention to business systems is vital for Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) compliance. Review what contractors and manufacturers need to know to shore up their audit readiness.

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Item Unique Identification IUID Compliance

Item Unique Identification (IUID) Compliance

Once upon a time, the Department of Defense (DoD) was unable to account for its assets in the possession of government contractors. Thus, item unique identification (IUID) was born. IUID is integral to the management and tracking of government property, specifically serially-managed assets. But, what is the tracking methodology, how are audits conducted, and what are the implications for a lack of preparedness? Walk through the basics with Deltek partner Peter Collins, founder and CEO of A2B Tracking.

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Audit Obligations for Defense Contractors

With nearly $3 trillion in U.S. military assets audited in 2018 and 2019, the Department of Defense (DoD) has made it clear that defense audits should be classified as an annual exercise rather than an occasional review. Prepare with some basics of DCAA and DCMA audit readiness and valuable tips on compliant asset management.

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Where to Start with DCAA's New Accounting System Audits

Where to Start with DCAA's New Accounting System Audits

Government contractors are starting to see audit notifications from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) as they enforce new accounting system compliance requirements. What can firms expect from these audits, when will they be informed and how can they best prepare? Partner expert Baker Tilly helps fill in a few blanks on the new rules of the road.

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Integrated Program Management Reporting Requirements EVM

Preparing for the New Department of Defense Integrated Program Management Reporting Requirements

For government contractors that have a pending contract award, or are considering bidding on a contract with the Department of Defense (DoD), the department’s new Integrated Program Management Reporting (IPMR) requirement is a significant change in earned value management (EVM) reporting. Deltek expert partner BDO provides some answers to topline questions about Integrated Program Management Data Analysis Report (IPMDAR) and keeping compliant.

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Four Things Not to Do with Federal Bid Protests

Four Things Not to Do When Asserting Federal Bid Protest

The stakes are higher than ever before in today’s procurement environment and bid protests have become a valuable tool for government contractors seeking additional contract award opportunities. Understanding what to do when filing a protest is important, but so is understanding what not to do. Get perspective from an experienced government contracting attorney on the most common mistakes, misconceptions and myths regarding bid protests.

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Key Takeaways with Business Continuity Planning

Preparing for the Unknown: 4 Key Takeaways When Thinking About Business Continuity

The bad news: government contracting firms will eventually face business disruptions. They could come in the form of cyber event/attack, government shutdown, natural disaster or the loss of a key executive. The good news: building solid business continuity and disaster recovery plans can start today with four key steps.

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Simplifying Complex Compensation Plans

Simplifying the Complex World of Employee Incentive Plans

Retaining talent in order to maintain growth momentum is a major struggle for small business graduates. Learn how human resources leaders are getting creative with their incentive compensation plans, and how to uncomplicated the complexities.

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Stress Free Choosing ERP

How to be Stress Free When Choosing Your ERP

It’s time for government contractors to face their fear of outgrowing an accounting system. Discover how to shift into a mindset that will aid in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) review to ultimately  identify the best solution.

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Small Business Graduates Fail to Plan Fail to Grow

Small Business Graduates - Fail to Plan, Fail to Grow

Small government contractors eventually reach the transition point from small business set asides to full and open competition. Failure to plan for this graduation can lead to a failure to grow. Where should they start, and what other risks could they run?

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