GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert Jerry Calhoun of Silver Tree: Time to Rethink Employee Communications Update/Reflections?

Jerry Calhoun - GovCon Expert

I’ve never met a C-Suite peer who questioned either the necessity or value of great employee communications. In fact, most recognize and endorse genuine heartfelt advocacy. Another consistent theme is the shared expectation to routinely run our business with careful monitoring of Key Performance Indicators. 

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GovCon Expert Kim Koster: Conquering the ICS, Ten Best Practices for GovCon Incurred Cost Submissions and Audits

Kim Koster

By Kim Koster

If you’re a federal contractor whose fiscal year ended Dec. 31, and you do business with the Dept. of Defense (DoD), this could very well be crunch time for your company, with the deadline for submission of incurred cost submissions (ICS) to  your Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) looming at the end of June.

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GovCon Expert Bill Downer: CMMC’s Lack of Impact on Securing Supply Chains

Bill Downer

In my opinion, CMMC has nothing to do with supply chain management. CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure basic cyber hygiene as well as protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides on the department’s industry partners’ networks. 

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GovCon Expert Jim McAleese of McAleese & Associates to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

Jim McAleese

GovCon Expert Jim McAleese, principal and owner of McAleese & Associates, will serve as a keynote speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on Tuesday, June 9th. 

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GovConExpert Kim Koster: Mission Ready Workforce Remains the Goal of the DoD – CARES Act Section 3610

Kim Koster

Government contractors have the opportunity to secure relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and they should prepare for emerging rules and regulations around  compliance, reporting, auditing, and accounting. In order to provide financial assistance as quickly as possible during this crisis, not all of the details were fleshed out in advanceSo, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently provided guidance for contracting officers (COs) to help bring clarity by issuing  a Class Deviation – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation document.

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