With the latest action in the House, sequestration has been delayed until March 1. But, without any kind of deal on the table, some defense agencies are beginning to prepare for the worst by cutting labor costs and freezing contracts.
Even under the best of circumstances, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits are trying. But, what if you get a negative finding that is based on a non-existent regulation, and you are denied payment? What are you supposed to do?
In a Jan 08, 2013 article for Time on government spending, national security writer Mark Thompson writes about the propensity the Department of Defense has for awarding military contracts after only one bid. It’s a problem other federal agencies generally avoid.