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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)

GovCloud Media Network Feature: Army IT Playlist

The GovCloud Media Network features agency specific video playlist for registered members. Please enjoy this feature on the Army IT. Please visit the new GovCloud Network Media Library for more video content. For membership information please send request to info@govcloudnetwork.com. Video PlatformVideo Management Video SolutionsVideo Player   ↑ Grab this Headline Animator ( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012) --> ... (more)

Security & Defense People Launches

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)

The Cloud Credential Council Releases Executive FedRAMP Certification Course

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 se... (more)

Cloud Environment Can Enable Fast, Secure Collaboration Among Industries

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)