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Managing Cost Type Contracts

Recovering Costs, Making a Profit and Avoiding Enforcement Action Managing Cost Type Contracts

A sharp contrast exists between the skills necessary for managing time and materials contracts versus their cost type counterparts. Partner expert Aronson LLC details what exactly a “cost” is and the finesse needed to navigate the requirements and obligations attached to cost type contracts.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of CAS Transition

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of CAS Transition

Contracts that contain cost accounting standards (CAS) come with their own unique challenges. Sometimes there are exemptions. Sometimes they are modified rather than full coverage. All of it making preparing to meet the requirements that much more tricky. Learn the common concerns, questions and best practices for monitoring CAS applicability and the expectations government businesses will need to address.

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Department of Defense New IPMDAR Requirement

The "New" IPMDAR Has Been Released

The Department of Defense’s new IPMDAR requirement is a significant change to project performance reporting. Discover what is new, the impact it will have on how government businesses will manage their contracts and what to do to prepare.

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Customer Experience Moving to Costpoint Cloud Gibbs and Cox

Why Moving to the Costpoint Cloud Became Clear for a Government Contracting Architecture and Engineering Firm

How making the move to Deltek Costpoint in the cloud freed up people, resources and teams for one government contractor on the growth fast track. With the added benefits of meeting increasingly strict compliance requirements and anytime, anywhere flexibility.

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Seven Things GovCon Need to Know PPP Loans and Forgiveness

Seven Things Government Contractors Need to Know About PPP Loans and Forgiveness

A major deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is approaching and many government contractors are wrestling with more questions than answers about first and second draw loans, applying for forgiveness and all the implications for their business. Deltek partner expert Baker Tilly reviews top questions and important resources to help navigate what’s next.

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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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