Tag Archives: Department of Defense (DOD)

DOD Audits Identify Evaluation Errors, Shows Need For Proactive Contractor Diligence

On May 9, the Department of Defense Inspector General (“DoD IG”) released Audit Report No. DODIG-2017-081, Summary of Audits on Assessing Contractor Performance: Additional Guidance and System Enhancements Needed (the “Audit Report”). The audit identified weaknesses within the DoD’s contracting officials’ preparation of contractor Performance Assessment Reports (“PARs”) and potential improvements to the Contractor Performance … Continue Reading

Highest-Level Who? What Contractors Need to Know About the New FAR Provisions Requiring the Disclosure of Immediate and Highest-Level Ownership

Back in May, a final rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) imposed new disclosure requirements on federal contractors. Contractors will now be required to disclose whether they are owned or controlled by another business entity during their System for Award Management (SAM) … Continue Reading

Is “Cradle-to-Grave” Government Contracting for Major Systems an Endangered Species?

This post was also written by Steve Tibbets. “Major systems” are the lifeblood of large defense contractors.  The long-term development and implementation of big and expensive programs – think fighter jets – are the foundation of many contractors’ business plans.  Generally, contractors that design systems, buildings, or vehicles for the Government are not supposed to … Continue Reading
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