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Alaska Native Corporations: Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit SBA’s Ability to Monitor Compliance with 8(a) Program Requirements

The Government Accountability Office found that Small Business Administration’s ability to enforce its regulation prohibiting subsidiaries owned by the same Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) from operating in the same primary line of business, as reported to SBA, is impeded by limited tracking and sharing of information across SBA’s 68 district offices. Continue reading Alaska Native Corporations: Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit SBA’s Ability to Monitor Compliance with 8(a) Program Requirements

GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 4

October – December 2013

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry.

The seventh edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas

  •  National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2014
  • OMB Final Guidance
  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates
  • Recent Updates to Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Updates
  • Relevant GAO Reports
  • Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General Reports

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GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013 (GAO-14-276SP)

By: Bryant Le

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) annually reports to Congress a summary of its bid protest activity. Per the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the GAO must report each instance where a Government agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by the GAO in connection with a bid protest decision.

In its report for FY 2013 (GAO-14-276SP), the GAO discloses data regarding bid protest filings and, for the first time, the most prevalent grounds for the GAO to sustain protests. Below is a chart of bid protest statistics for the previous two fiscal years and a summary of the FY 2013 report.

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GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 3

July–September 2013

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry.

The sixth edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the third calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
  • Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Guidance
  • Small Business Administration Updates
  • Key Office of Management and Budget Updates

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GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 2

April–June 2013

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry. This edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the second calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • GSA Matters
  • DoD Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Latest on Sequestration and Government Spending

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Increased Criticism on DoD’s Monitoring of Improper Payments

By: Kelly Lynch and Gabriella D’Agosto

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued DoD Financial Management: Significant Improvements Needed in Efforts to Address Improper Payment Requirements, a report regarding the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of key provisions of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) OMB A-123 requirements. The GAO found that DoD’s improper payment estimates as reported in its FY2011 Agency Financial Report were unreliable and statistically invalid. This review follows a 2009 report by the GAO identifying that significant improvements were required in the DoD’s efforts to address the improper payment requirements of the IPIA and requirements of the Recovery Auditing Act.

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