Friday, November 23, 2018

What? The Moribund CAS Board is Meeting?

The OFPP (Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS Board) published notification of planned meetings this month and January 2019. The public notification is required but the meeting itself is closed to the public. The last meeting of the CAS Board was more than seven years ago - October 5th, 2011.

The current slate of CAS Board members include three Government reps, one industry rep and one rep from academia:

  • Lesley Field, Chair, Acting Administrator, OFPP
  • Anita Bales, Director DCAA
  • Laurie Schmidgall, Director of Cost Policy, Boeing
  • Evan Farley, CFO for GSA
  • Yvonne Hinson, Senior Director & Academic in Residence, Association of International CPAs
The agenda topics include the following:
  1. Review of Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Pension Adjustments for Extraordinary Events - such as CAS pension segment closing adjustment requirements.
  2. Conformance of CAS to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) - The 2017 NDAA requires the CAS Board to review and conform CAS, where practicable, to GAAP.
  3. CAS Applicability Threshholds - Consider the recommendation by the Section 809 Panel to increase certain CAS Applicability thresholds.
  4. Eliminate the Defense CAS Board - Consider the recommendations made by the Section 809 Panel to eliminate the Defense CAS Board. The Defense CAS Board was created by the 2017 NDAA.

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