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DCAA guidance clarifies cost or price analysis requirements for subcontractor proposals | Government Contracts Advisor

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The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) published a Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) last week that provides answers to frequently asked auditor questions regarding cost and price analyses to establish the reasonableness of proposed subcontract prices. Of particular note is the direction that DCAA auditors proceed with subcontract proposal audits even if contractor cost or price analyses are not yet available. Dentons’ Government Contracts team explains what the new guidance means for contractors and subcontractors.

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor | Dentons

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Our October edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of September.

Highlights this month include:

  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 heads to conference
  • House passes three bills regarding DHS information-sharing rules
  • US announces new sanctions against North Korea

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

Read the complete article here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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Our September edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of August.

Highlights this month include:

  • Government shutdown could cause disruption to contracting community
  • DoD plans to restructure its acquisition department
  • Sequester may cause significant spending cuts to DoD programs

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

Read the complete article here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor | Dentons

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Our August edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of July.

Highlights this month include:

  • House passes DoD Appropriations Act of 2018
  • BIS issues a final rule amending the EAR based on the 2016 MTCR Plenary Agreements
  • White House issues FY 2019 budget guidance to executive agencies

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

Read the complete article here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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Our July edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of June.

Highlights this month include:

  • Department of Commerce and Office of Management and Budget issue guidance indicating continued emphasis on Buy American requirements
  • NDAA advances to the floor in the House and Senate
  • Department of Defense requests comments on streamlining of DFARS provisions

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

Read the complete newsletter here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

ASBCA alters the definition of expressly unallowable costs, implicating penalties | Government Contracts Advisor

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The Armed Service Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), in its recent decisions, continues to back away from its previous definition of expressly unallowable costs. This altered definition of “expressly unallowable costs” more willingly finds costs expressly unallowable, which has penalty implications.

Dentons Government Contracts team explains the recent change and how this affects contractors.

Read the complete article here.

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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Our June edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of May.
Highlights this month include:

  • President Trump issues executive order on strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure
  • Trump administration sends long-awaited FY18 budget request to Congress
  • Senate introduces bill aimed at reforming the process by which federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

To read the newsletter, please click here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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Our May edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of April.
Highlights this month include:

  • Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order advances his domestic preference agenda, but its impact may not be felt for months
  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs issues guidance for implementing 2-for-1 executive order
  • Former SECDEF Ash Carter’s flagship defense innovation initiative to continue under SECDEF Mattis and President Trump

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

To read the newsletter, please click here.

Source: Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

Government Contracting Roundtable Discussion | Government Contracts Advisor

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May 19, 2017
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Lunch served at 12 p.m.

Please join Deloitte Advisory and Dentons at our quarterly government contracting roundtable. These discussions will foster a free exchange of ideas, insights and wisdom about government contracting hot topics, including:

• Regional trends
• Regulatory changes
• Significant developments in litigation and enforcement
• Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit trends (Rocky Mountains region)

We are hoping that this will be a forum for area contractors to exchange ideas on pain points and gather intel on trends to proactively prepare and respond to potential DCAA audits or inquires.

Deloitte & Touch LLP
555 17th Street Suite 3600
Breckenridge Conference Room
Denver, CO
Please RSVP by May 10  

Source: Government Contracting Roundtable Discussion | Government Contracts Advisor

Marsh Government Contracting Risk Forum 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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Growth in an Unpredictable World: Strategies for Resiliency

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
12–6 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102 l Map

We have partnered with Marsh to develop an afternoon of insightful panels and networking opportunities to help you better manage your risk in a changing environment.
Scheduled panels include:

  • Technology Disruption’s Impact on Strategy and Risk
  • Third-Party Uncertainty from Geopolitical Instability
  • Social Instability: Optimizing Talent During the Storm

The forum opens with a networking lunch and concludes with a cocktail hour.
For more information, please visit our event website.

Source: Marsh Government Contracting Risk Forum 2017 | Government Contracts Advisor

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