So you won your first Government Contract… Congratulations!
Among the new issues you will need to consider, your accounting systems, both
practices and technology, will need to pass muster with Defense Contract
Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors. This will require a combination of internal
processes and controls. Your accounting system will need to properly
delineate direct and indirect costs, must properly pool indirect costs, and
must properly handle unallowable costs.
It’s likely that you are currently using Quickbooks, the dominant player in
small and medium enterprise (SME) accounting. You may need a new software
solution. We have seen estimates that Quickbooks’ Chart of Accounts can be
restructured to make DCAA compliance possible in about a week. However, you
will also need to add a DCAA compliant Time Sheet system, and will probably
need to add a third party report... (more)
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This is quite an unusual post for me but I would like to congratulate
GovCloud Network partner SDP Networks on their launch of the Security &
Defense People website!
Security and Defense People offers a tremendous opportunity for experts and
consultants, whether you are focused on building your brand or seeking work.
You can target your messages and interactions to the right targeted audience,
publish your content that connects with that audience, and extend engagement
both on and off the network, by combining mass reach with accurate targeting,
we can guide your effective use of... (more)
Addressing the global cloud skills gap is the number one priority to help
accelerate the successful adoption of Cloud, according to the Cloud
Credential Council. To address the skills gap specifically related to
FedRAMP, the Cloud Credential Council has released an online course and exam
for FedRAMP authored by leading government cloud expert Kevin L. Jackson.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a
government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security
assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and
Cyber-secure cloud computing can help both businesses and governments improve
their ability to collaborate with non-traditional partners so they can
quickly and cost-effectively tackle complex problems. That's the message
Kevin Jackson of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium will
deliver to world technology leaders this month.
Jackson is scheduled to present an open process developed by NCOIC to
facilitate cross-domain interoperability and secure information sharing among
different systems and users at Cloud Expo in New York on June 10 and at the
World Congress of ... (more)