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Specializing in the U.S. Government defense acquisition industry, dasg consultants possess over 75 years of experience supporting a vast array of defense programs as both government employees and contract support personnel.

We answer the most important question the government wants answered, “Why You?”

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

At dasg we provide support in any type of government contract endeavors whether it be Land, Air or Sea Based systems. If it’s a government contract (Research and Development, Production and Sustainment, Services), we have the expertise to help you capture it. We have several areas of expertise (included but not limited to)

CONTRACTING ASSISTANCE

dasg can lead your companies Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Other Transactional Authority/Agreement (OTA), and Commercial contracting efforts from proposal to contract. After the award, we can help with administration and provide contractor officer representative assistance.

dasg can help with licensing and certification under the International Trafficking and Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the VETS First Verification Program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

dasg can help with certification under the Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB); Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB); VETS First Verification Program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB); Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB); and Minority-Owned Small Businesses (MOSB).

WOSB/EDWOSB/VOSB/SDVOSB/MOSB CERTIFICATION

  • Federal contracting officers may restrict competition and award sole source contracts to VOSB under the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. By law, Federal Government must award a percentage of all contracts to VOSB certified businesses (set asides).
  • dasg can assist your company with preparation and submission of document to become fully certified WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB or MOSB.

  • dasg can assist with becoming fully registered under the VETS First Verification Program. This program affords verified firms owned and controlled by Veterans and Service-Disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for Veterans Administration contract set asides.

Capture and Retain Government Contracts

Specializing in the U.S. Government defense acquisition industry, Defense Acquisition Solutions Group (dasg) consultants possess over 75 years of experience supporting a vast array of defense programs as both government employees and contract support personnel.

At dasg we work alongside you to assist in winning and retaining government contracts. dasg will serve as an advisory resource to you in any aspect of contract performance during the life of the contract.

dasg will assist your company in the development and implementation of plans and procedures to eliminate problems cited in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Corrective Action Requests (CARS).

What is a Corrective Action Request (CAR)?

A Corrective Action Request (CAR) is a formal notice from the Supplier Quality Control (SQM), often provided during an audit of the business system, requesting the removal of an item, product, process, or non-compliance to create a remedy. Corrective Action Requests demand that the cause of non-compliance of a product, process, or service be removed to prevent recurrence and is usually decided during quality assurance activities. Such non-compliances are handled by corrective action.

Levels of Corrective Action Requests

The DoD has four tiers of Corrective Action Requests, each depending on the nature of the non-compliance:

Level 1

Ordered for non-compliance that is not perceived to be systemic, significant, or recurrent and can be corrected immediately with no further corrective action is required.

Level 2

Issued when non-compliance with the contract cannot be resolved immediately and are provided at the supplier management level responsible for taking corrective measures where the non-compliance with the agreement cannot be corrected.

Level 3

Issued to the supplier’s management to draw attention to the significant non-compliance of the contract and contract solutions such as reductions in payments or denial of business management systems may be involved.

Level 4

Provided to the top management of the supplier when Level 3 has been unsuccessful and may be combined with contractual remedies to include suspension of progress payments, suspension of product acceptance activities. Can also be issued if the contractual non-compliance is severe enough to justify contractual remedies.

  • dasg’s approach to implementing corrective action is based on root cause analysis to ensure that the “real problem” is accurately identified and appropriate corrective actions are implemented.
  • dasg employees have hands on experience bringing DCMA and industry together to work through all quality issues and develop procedures to keep production within requirements once the CAR is lifted.

Program management & defense acquisition leadership training & DEVELOPMENT

dasg, (JMSC) in concert with George Mason University, offers DoD Acquisition Essentials Course of Instruction (COI). dasg provides actual instructors, write the curriculum and conduct training. We provide non-federal employee acquisition expertise to the vast amount of the acquisition support contractors that can lead to DAU equivalency.

  • Taught by dasg’s highly experienced DOD Acquisition Program Managers. Our Acquisition Program Managers have DAWIA

    Level III Certifications in:

    • PM
    • SPRDE
    • T&E.
  • The COI is the first step to obtaining the Acquisition Program Certification now being offered by GMU. It is designed to give contractors that are unable to attend DAU residency courses an equivalent instructional and learning experience.
  • Includes broad based instruction that links the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System with the DOD Planning-Programming and Budgeting (PPBE) processes to the DOD Acquisition System.
  • Course curriculum is customized to the needs of your organization and covers basic through advanced level learning of the Defense Acquisition System (DAS) and the DODI 5000.1 and 5000.2.
  • Students, as part of a Program Team Integrated Processes and Product Team, work through scenarios affecting acquisitions programs.

Compliance support

Cyber Requirements and Guidance is meant to protect you as well as the country. Cyber Security has many factors to consider depending on the business. The government is vigilant in its security and knows that the businesses need a deeper understanding of what is possible and how cyber warfare impacts their mission. A breach can jeopardize or destroy a business and endanger the security of our country.

dasg has partnered with AVATAR Computing to deliver fully inclusive solutions for mitigating DFARS 252.204-7012 clause requirements and NIST 800-171 compliance needs for businesses of all sizes. dasg and AVATAR both bring extensive government support and technical knowledge on compliance and work to cover every aspect of the federal mandate. Covering important requirements such as

  • Policy Development

  • Document Control

  • Contracting Impacts

  • System Security

  • Workflow planning

  • And More

DFARS 252.204-7012

If you are a DoD contractor, you have probably heard of the recent DFARs requirements for cyber security and how they are above and beyond the standard NIST 800-171 compliance framework.  Many of the new guidelines are complicated enough to warrant most DoD contracting businesses to dedicate staff to this requirement.  This presents a serious challenge to small businesses who often wear multiple hats supporting their work life and do not have specialized cyber security staff to handle these needs.

Let dasg and AVATAR help.

dasg and AVATAR Computing has extensive cyber security and government compliance experience, leveraging over 15 years of DoD system security support for U. S. Army, Air Force and Navy.  AVATAR has not only supported the DoD, but we specialized in supporting the government’s efforts in working with commercial industry through technology.  This background gives us a great deal of insight into how industry partners work with the DoD and the spectrum of variations that companies have with their business needs versus their government requirements.

We will help you to:

  • Perform the required Self-Assessment on your corporate infrastructure
  • Develop a Plan of Actions and Milestones for your company to reach compliance
  • Develop a System Security Plan
  • Identify and strategize policy guidance that will bring you company into compliance
  • Support implementation of your plan
CONTRACTING ASSISTANCE

Dasg can lead your companies Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Other Transactional Authority/Agreement (OTA), and Commercial contracting efforts from proposal to contract. After the award, we can help with administration and provide contractor officer representative assistance.

Certification Assistance

dasg can help with licensing and certification under the International Trafficking and Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the VETS First Verification Program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

dasg can help with certification under the Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB); Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB); VETS First Verification Program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB); Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB); and Minority-Owned Small Businesses (MOSB).

WOSB/EDWOSB/VOSB/SDVOSB/MOSB CERTIFICATION

  • Federal contracting officers may restrict competition and award sole source contracts to VOSB under the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. By law, Federal Government must award a percentage of all contracts to VOSB certified businesses (set asides).
  • dasg can assist your company with preparation and submission of document to become fully certified WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB or MOSB.

  • DASG can assist with becoming fully registered under the VETS First Verification Program. This program affords verified firms owned and controlled by Veterans and Service-Disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for Veterans Administration contract set asides.
Capture and Retain Government Contracts

Specializing in the U.S. Government defense acquisition industry, Defense Acquisition Solutions Group (Dasg) consultants possess over 75 years of experience supporting a vast array of defense programs as both government employees and contract support personnel.

At Dasg we work alongside you to assist in winning and retaining government contracts. Dasg will serve as an advisory resource to you in any aspect of contract performance during the life of the contract.

Corrective Action Reports

DASG will assist your company in the development and implementation of plans and procedures to eliminate problems cited in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Corrective Action Requests (CARS).

What is a Corrective Action Request (CAR)?

A Corrective Action Request (CAR) is a formal notice from the Supplier Quality Control (SQM), often provided during an audit of the business system, requesting the removal of an item, product, process, or non-compliance to create a remedy. Corrective Action Requests demand that the cause of non-compliance of a product, process, or service be removed to prevent recurrence and is usually decided during quality assurance activities. Such non-compliances are handled by corrective action.

Levels of Corrective Action Requests

The DoD has four tiers of Corrective Action Requests, each depending on the nature of the non-compliance:

Level 1

Ordered for non-compliance that is not perceived to be systemic, significant, or recurrent and can be corrected immediately with no further corrective action is required.

Level 2

Issued when non-compliance with the contract cannot be resolved immediately and are provided at the supplier management level responsible for taking corrective measures where the non-compliance with the agreement cannot be corrected.

Level 3

Issued to the supplier’s management to draw attention to the significant non-compliance of the contract and contract solutions such as reductions in payments or denial of business management systems may be involved.

Level 4

Provided to the top management of the supplier when Level 3 has been unsuccessful and may be combined with contractual remedies to include suspension of progress payments, suspension of product acceptance activities. Can also be issued if the contractual non-compliance is severe enough to justify contractual remedies.

  • DASG’s approach to implementing corrective action is based on root cause analysis to ensure that the “real problem” is accurately identified and appropriate corrective actions are implemented.
  • DASG employees have hands on experience bringing DCMA and industry together to work through all quality issues and develop procedures to keep production within requirements once the CAR is lifted.
Program management & defense acquisition leadership training & DEVELOPMENT

Dasg, (JMSC) in concert with George Mason University, offers DOD Acquisition Essentials Course of Instruction (COI). Dasg provides actual instructors, write the curriculum and conduct training. We provide non-federal employee acquisition expertise to the vast amount of the acquisition support contractors that can lead to DAU equivalency.

  • Taught by DASG’s highly experienced DOD Acquisition Program Managers. Our Acquisition Program Managers have DAWIA

    Level III Certifications in:

    • PM
    • SPRDE
    • T&E.
  • The COI is the first step to obtaining the Acquisition Program Certification now being offered by GMU. It is designed to give contractors that are unable to attend DAU residency courses an equivalent instructional and learning experience.
  • Includes broad based instruction that links the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System with the DOD Planning-Programming and Budgeting (PPBE) processes to the DOD Acquisition System.
  • Course curriculum is customized to the needs of your organization and covers basic through advanced level learning of the Defense Acquisition System (DAS) and the DODI 5000.1 and 5000.2.
  • Students, as part of a Program Team Integrated Processes and Product Team, work through scenarios affecting acquisitions programs.
Cyber Security

Compliance support

Cyber Requirements and Guidance is meant to protect you as well as the country. Cyber Security has many factors to consider depending on the business. The government is vigilant in its security and knows that the businesses need a deeper understanding of what is possible and how cyber warfare impacts their mission. A breach can jeopardize or destroy a business and endanger the security of our country.

dasg has partnered with AVATAR Computing to deliver fully inclusive solutions for mitigating DFARS 252.204-7012 clause requirements and NIST 800-171 compliance needs for businesses of all sizes. dasg and AVATAR both bring extensive government support and technical knowledge on compliance and work to cover every aspect of the federal mandate. Covering important requirements such as

  • Policy Development

  • Document Control

  • Contracting Impacts

  • System Security

  • Workflow planning

  • And More

DFARS 252.204-7012

If you are a DoD contractor, you have probably heard of the recent DFARs requirements for cyber security and how they are above and beyond the standard NIST 800-171 compliance framework.  Many of the new guidelines are complicated enough to warrant most DoD contracting businesses to dedicate staff to this requirement.  This presents a serious challenge to small businesses who often wear multiple hats supporting their work life and do not have specialized cyber security staff to handle these needs.

Let dasg and AVATAR help.

dasg and AVATAR Computing has extensive cyber security and government compliance experience, leveraging over 15 years of DoD system security support for U. S. Army, Air Force and Navy.  AVATAR has not only supported the DoD, but we specialized in supporting the government’s efforts in working with commercial industry through technology.  This background gives us a great deal of insight into how industry partners work with the DoD and the spectrum of variations that companies have with their business needs versus their government requirements.

We will help you to:

  • Perform the required Self-Assessment on your corporate infrastructure
  • Develop a Plan of Actions and Milestones for your company to reach compliance
  • Develop a System Security Plan
  • Identify and strategize policy guidance that will bring you company into compliance
  • Support implementation of your plan

Who We Are

Contract Officers

We are a group of senior retired military and government civilians possessing many years of experience in the defense acquisition arena. Our staff has been the recipient of much needed equipment while in uniform, have served as evaluators and testers in the joint services developmental and operational test community, served as program managers and source selection authorities and provided oversite of $10.2 billion in Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts..

We have served as contract officer and deputy and division chiefs under the Army Contracting Command. We have reviewed over 600 proposals as government and support contractor employees and understand how to answer requirements in such a way as to distinguish our clients’ companies..

NEWS

J Mike Stevens Consulting, LLC (JMSC) Doing Business As (DBA) the Defense Acquisition Solutions Group (dasg) is very pleased to announce the award of the Joint Service Aircrew Mask -Rotary Wing (JSAM-RW) to Avox Systems of Lancaster, New York for the $81 Million Dollar multi-year production of the Mask Protective Unit-5 (MPU5). As a major contributor to this effort, dasg is proud to have served as the technical lead and principal architect, leading the planning and preparation of the technical volume proposal which has resulted in the award of this highly sought after contract.

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