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Capital Edge Consulting combines unique backgrounds and experience in consulting, public accounting, industry, and DCAA to provide you with unmatched government contracting expertise. This breadth of specialized experience allows our team to share their experience and knowledge in our GovCon Expert blog. Our goal is to assure you stay up to date on the latest procurement and regulatory trends, training, industry events, as well as observation on the often complex and critical FAR, CAS and contract requirements.

Report-10 Fastest Growing Areas in Government Contracting (2/27/2017) - Leading commerce intelligence in business-to-government (B2G) Onvia, released the third edition of its annual “10 Hotspots in Government Contracting” research ranking the fastest areas of growth in government contracting. Key.. read more
DOD Issues Final DFARS Rule on Network Penetration and Cloud Computing (10/31/2016) - WHAT: The Department of Defense (DOD) has adopted a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require covered contractors to implement certain cybersecurity safeguards and report.. read more
Portion of Fair UPATE: Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Blocked (10/28/2016) - As posted by: jdsupra.com/Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 2016 On Tuesday of this week, a federal judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the portions of President Obama’s “Fair.. read more
DPAP Guidance – Commercial Items (9/26/2016) - A recent DPAP guidance memo was issued re commercial item and price reasonableness determinations (see http://law.pubkgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/09/DPAP-Guidance-on-Commercial-Item-Determinations-and-the-Determination-of-Price-Reasonableness-for-Commercial-Items.pdf). The underlying objective of the guidance appears to focus on movement towards timely and.. read more
Federal Contractors Now Subject to “Basic Safeguarding” Cybersecurity Requirements (9/6/2016) - As of June 15, 2016, the US Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will require federal government contractors to apply 15.. read more
DoD Launches Acquisition Regulations Advisory Panel (9/6/2016) - WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense today announced the creation of a new Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations, with the goal of finding ways to streamline the notoriously.. read more
GSA Schedule Contracts – Transactional Data Reporting (8/9/2016) - Professional Services Schedule IMPORTANT UPDATE: GSA to Launch Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Pilot with Refreshed Solicitations and Mass Modifications for Professional Engineering Services. Craig Stetson, Director, Capital Edge Consulting The.. read more
Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Expansion Updates (8/4/2016) - Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program is seeing expansion with additional classes of small businesses eligible to participate in the program. The 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to enable.. read more
Final Rule – Small Business Subcontracting Plans Effective November 1 (8/3/2016) - Small Business Subcontracting Improvements on the way. Craig Stetson, Director, Capital Edge Consulting Final rule issued by the DoD, GSA and NASA July 14, 2016 to amend the FAR to.. read more
Government Contract Cost Accounting System Resource (7/12/2016) - Government Contract Cost Accounting System-Adequacy and DCAA Compliance A pre-requisite to government contracting, particularly to a negotiated contracts is demonstrating an adequate cost accounting system. The need for a compliant accounting.. read more