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New Updated DCMA Survival Guide

In 2017 we wrote The DCMA Survival Guide to provide the Defense community assistance in navigating the shipment of end item deliverables, Government Property Management and DCMA Audit landscape. Obviously, much has changed and evolved since this very popular paper was published three years ago -- but, remarkably many of the core strategies and tactics [...]

By | May 19th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on New Updated DCMA Survival Guide

Defense Audit forges ahead during COVID-19

This article was written by Thomas Brading and published on the US Army website. To read the full contents of the article click here. WASHINGTON -- Despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Army’s third annual audit is underway and on track to wrap up this fall, says a top Army comptroller, as [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Defense Audit forges ahead during COVID-19

Government Property Audit Webinar

A2B Tracking Webinar Series presents:Government Property Audits in 2020Thursday, May 7th  at 2:00pm ET Annual Defense Audits are the new normal. But in 2020, there is an increased focus on the accountability of government property in the possession of contractors. This increased emphasis is putting pressure on Defense Contractors to maintain existence and completeness of [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Government Property Audit Webinar

The 2019 Defense Audit Results

The Defense Department continues it’s annual full financial Audit into fiscal year 2020. Last month, the DoD announced the 2019 Defense Audit results. For the second year in a row, the DoD officially failed the 2019 Audit; but, the Pentagon quickly reassured everyone that a clean opinion was not expected due to the size and scope [...]

By | December 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The 2019 Defense Audit Results

Field Team Truck Inspections

Integrating mobility and leveraging modern technologies can be transformative for businesses today.   Keeping up with the pace of business change is daunting and organizations need to embrace emerging technologies in the Internet of Things to stay ahead of the competition. For this post, I would like to discuss a new feature we’ve developed in [...]

By | December 16th, 2019|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on Field Team Truck Inspections

Automated Integration with Deltek Costpoint

I am looking forward to attending Deltek Insights next week in Orlando. Insights is an incredible event bringing together Deltek users, partners and industry experts under one roof to share best practices and the latest developments in the Deltek Project Nation. I will be focusing my attention on the government contractor community, and government property [...]

By | November 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Automated Integration with Deltek Costpoint

RFID Tag Selection can be a Pitfall

  Implementing an RFID Tracking System is complex unless you’ve done it a few times before. In concept, it shouldn’t be too hard. It’s easy to imagine that all you really need is a bunch of RFID tags, a couple of readers and some software. But, what appears to be a simple implementation can very [...]

By | November 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on RFID Tag Selection can be a Pitfall

Tracking Rental Equipment

  Keeping track of equipment is a challenge for many organizations -- but it’s particularly difficult for companies in the Rental Industry. Managing the location, custody and status of every individual piece of rental equipment, as they move from one job site to another, is critical for organizations like this. Lack of inventory accountability negatively [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Tracking Rental Equipment

Why Audit Readiness is important for Government Property Managers

  Modern Government Property Managers are now working in a world where audits are the new normal. It’s no longer a question of if the audits will happen but when. In this post, I would like to take a closer look at why, I think, Audit Readiness is important for Government Property Managers. Last month, [...]

By | September 20th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Audit Readiness is important for Government Property Managers

Meeting the Government Property Reporting Obligations

Many Defense Contractors are required to adhere to the FAR 52.245-1 clause. This Government Property clause is included in many defense contracts and ensures that the expectations of the contractor have been clarified -- namely that the Contractor must meet these government property management obligations.  If your organization is holding a contract with the US [...]

By | September 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Meeting the Government Property Reporting Obligations