Taking the stress out of doing business with the government.


More Time. More Money. Less Stress.

Thats what McNew & Associates wants for each and every one of our clients.

Ask us how we can help you achieve these today!

Have you ever had that moment ...

… when an auditor from the Defense Contract Audit Agency calls and says that they have been asked to perform an audit of your price proposal or your accounting system? I am willing to bet your first thought when you hung up the phone was, “Oh &%*#!”


McNew & Associates can help!

Here's what our clients are saying:

“We use McNew and Associates for our DCAA compliancy. They are Awesome!! I have worked with Mike McNew and his staff since 2010 and highly recommend them for an affordable way to get a small business accounting system compliant for DOD contracts.”

–Jessica Brock

“McNew and Associates helps us work with large corporations and the Government at their level.”

–Scott Scheff

“You decrease my stress immensely.”

–David Allen

Who We Are

A Small Business located in Colorado Springs, McNew & Associates, Inc. brings the experience of previous DCAA Auditors, Accountants, and Contract Management professionals together to offer simple, stress-free, and scalable support. We are experts in DFARs, (Federal Acquisition Regulation), contract compliance, and DCAA compliant accounting.  Find out what our DCAA consulting professionals can do for you.

What We Do

A back-office support and consulting firm, McNew & Associates is the comprehensive solution to all of your DCAA Compliance and Government Contract Administration needs. We help our clients navigate their way through the many obstacles of remaining compliant by providing cost effective solutions.  Our DCAA consulting experts can assist you in any of the categories below and are always willing to find out how we could serve you better.


Finance & Accounting | Bookkeeping and Payroll | Project Control Compliance | Corporate Training


DCAA Accounting System Requirements

Contracting office or DCMA conducts Pre-award survey to consider responsibility of prospective contractor. Design of the DCAA Accounting system is part of the Pre-award survey (SF 1408 Criteria) DCAA requested to evaluate design of Accounting system Preaward...


COVID-19 PPP, FFCRA GUIDANCE: As many of you prepare for taking PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) funding and have to deal with the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) sick leave requirement, many are asking how to account for this in your accounting...

DOD Issues final rule regarding contract closeout authority

On April 30, 2019, DOD published a final rule, regarding contract closeout authority, effective immediately, amending the DFARS (Federal Acquisition Regulation) to implement Section 836 of the 2017 NDAA. Section 836, as further amended by Section 824 of 2018 NDSS,...

DOD Issues final rule regarding contract closeout authority | DFARS

On April 30, 2019, DOD published a final rule, effective immediately, amending the DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations) to implement Section 836 of the 2017 NDAA. Section 836, as further amended by Section 824 of 2018 NDSS, authorizes the Secretary of...

DOD Implements Anti-Terrorism Training Requirements for Contractors

On February 15, 2019 DOD issued a final rule, effective immediately amending the DFARS to implement the requirement for contractors to complete Level I anti-terrorism awareness training.  On August 24, 2018, DOD issued a proposed rule that created a new subpart...

COS CEO – 2020 Leadership Lessons

February 12th, from 4:30-6:00pm at the Pinery at the Hill, featuring our very own Lisanne McNew! Presented by Phil Long Dealerships and the Colorado Springs Business Journal.  Meet 12 movers and shakers, people who get it done, who know business inside and out. Our...

What Does It Mean When FAR 52.216-7 Is In Your Contract?

Okay, so you’ve just been awarded a cost reimbursable contract, and in reviewing the contract, you discover the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) Clause 52.216-7 Allowable Cost & Payment, in Section I Contract Clauses.  So what exactly is this clause and what...

Incurred Costs (2020 Reminder)

An Incurred Cost Submission is a proposal containing your actual incurred costs for the most recently completed contractor fiscal year.  The proposal contains actual costs for both direct costs (labor, material, travel, subcontractors, etc.) as well as indirect costs...

G&A vs. Overhead

Understanding these concepts will help you protect profits and give you the ability to negotiate new contracts effectively and competitively.  Being correct and consistent in how you categorize expenses helps you effectively monitor escalating costs or eroding...

Happy Holidays!

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a wonderful New Year from the McNew & Associates team. We had an amazing time celebrating with our team and clients this holiday season! (who says DCAA Accounting and Compliance can't be fun?) Holiday...
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