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Holiday Hiatus

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Readers, clients, friends—and those who fall into all three categories: please be advised that Apogee Consulting, Inc. is shutting down for a summer holiday break. We will not be writing any blog articles, or participating in any conference calls until we return in early August. For that matter, we will not be answering emails, or the phone, or doing anything connected with “work” until our return.

We think we’ve earned a bit of a rest.

In the first half of 2017, this blog published 54 articles. That’s the highest rate of productivity we’ve been able to achieve in a few years—up about 20% from last year, for example. In contrast, DCAA has managed to publish three (3) MRDs in that same time period. (Granted, that’s a false equivalency—but it was a fun one to make.)

We promise to resume the pace upon our return.

In the meantime, feel free to review our archive of well more than 1,000 articles.

If you get bored, consider one of the following actions:

1. Go to the Section 809 panel and submit recommendations for significant changes that could be made to the current acquisition regulatory regime.

2. Write your Congressional Representative or Senator and ask them to demand the current Administration nominate an OFPP Administrator who will become the CAS Board Chair.

If you choose not to try to fix things (and of course it is your choice), then your complaints about the problems with the current system will not be received favorably here at Apogee Consulting, Inc.

Best wishes until our return.

 

Newsflash

In March 2009, Nick Sanders’ article “Surviving Government Audits: Have the Rules of Engagement Changed?” was published in Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Reports (4 No. 2 GCCPAR P. 11). Apogee Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Sanders’ article was selected for reprint and publication in Thomson West’s The New Landscape of Government Contracting.  Mr. Sanders, Apogee Consulting’s Principal Consultant, joins such distinguished contributors as Professors Steven Schooner and Christopher Yukins, Luis Victorino and John Chierachella, Joseph West and Karen Manos, Joseph Barsalona and Philip Koos and Richard Meene, and several others.  The text covers a lot of ground, ranging from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance, and includes several articles on the False Claim Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In addition, the text includes the full text of many statutory and regulatory matters affecting Government contract compliance.

 

The book may be found here.