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DCAA guidance clarifies cost or price analysis requirements for subcontractor proposals

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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DCAA guidance clarifies cost or price analysis requirements for subcontractor proposals

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017

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.

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017

You’re Invited: Inaugural Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing

Please join us for our first annual Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing, a complimentary and exclusive gathering where we will examine the latest developments in the government contracting industry. The briefing, which will take place at the W Hotel, will cover commercial item contracting generally and hot issues affecting GSA and VA Schedule contract holders.

We also will discuss some of the new, unique risks associated with government contracting, as well as offer practical, effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies. In addition, we’ll share insights we’ve gained assisting clients in government investigations, including how to respond when agents come knocking on your door.

We hope you can join us as we discuss these important topics and others impacting government contractors across the country.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lunch served at 12 p.m.

The W Hotel
2440 Victory Park Ln.
Dallas, TX

View the detailed agenda and the latest updates on our event webpage

You’re Invited: Inaugural Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017

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.

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017

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.

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017

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.

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017

ASBCA alters the definition of expressly unallowable costs, implicating penalties

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.

ASBCA alters the definition of expressly unallowable costs, implicating penalties

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017

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).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017

Cuomo’s executive order addressing wage gap goes into effect on June 1

Overlooked by many amid a flurry of press releases issued by the Cuomo administration in conjunction with the Governor’s “State of the State” speaking tour earlier this year was an announcement that the Governor had signed Executive Order No. 162, “Ensuring Pay Equity by State Contractors.” The Order’s new reporting requirements will have significant implications for the vast array of industries that contract with state—and its effective date—June 1, 2017—is fast approaching. We provide a summary of the Order’s new reporting requirements.

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Cuomo’s executive order addressing wage gap goes into effect on June 1

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017

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).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017