The FAR Cost Principles and federal cost reimbursement contracts provide that only reasonable allowable costs are recoverable, including costs for executive compensation. A January 18, 2012 decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals rejected a government challenge to the reasonableness of compensation one contractor paid to executives and rejected the DCAA’s methodology for determining the reasonableness of the compensation. See J.F. Taylor, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 56105, 56322 (Jan. 18, 2012) [pdf].Continue Reading Fatal flaws in DCAA’s challenge to contractor executive compensation

Many of the new contracting policies imposed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 [pdf] are geared towards increasing oversight of defense contractors and reducing the federal government’s outlay of cash. Here are a few of the highlights.
Continue Reading More contractor oversight in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act