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DHS OIG Highlights: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Suspension and Debarment Program

The January 25 report from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General contains four recommendations aimed to improve oversight and accountability for the Suspension and Debarment Program.  Continue reading DHS OIG Highlights: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Suspension and Debarment Program

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

To read the full report, click here.

Government Contracts Pricing Webinar: Issues, Challenges, and Systems

Berkeley Research Group and K&L Gates co-hosted a webinar on September 18, 2013, discussing the latest issues and challenges faced by contractors when pricing government contracts. The session included a discussion of the increasing trend in FCA investigation and DCAA/OIG audit activity as it relates to contract pricing and some of the issues that arise during audits and investigation of pricing matters.

In addition, the session discussed challenges faced by contractors in complying with pricing requirements of both FAR Part 15 and commercial item acquisitions. Finally, the session provided an overview of system requirements and best practices to consider when facing the complexities of pricing government awards.

Click here to view the program.

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

To read the full report, click here.

Government Contracts Pricing: Issues, Challenges, and Systems Webinar

September 18, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Berkeley Research Group and K&L Gates will co-host a one-hour webinar discussing the latest issues and challenges faced by contractors when pricing government contracts. The session will include a discussion of the increasing trend in FCA investigation and DCAA/OIG audit activity as it relates to contract pricing and some of the issues that arise during audits and investigation of pricing matters. In addition, the session will discuss challenges faced by contractors in complying with pricing requirements of both FAR Part 15 and commercial item acquisitions. Finally, the session will provide an overview of system requirements and best practices to consider when facing the complexities of pricing government awards.

Click here to register.