Richard Cookson Content Writer

Richard Cookson | Content Writer

Richard Cookson is a content writer for XTIVIA with a background in copy editing, journalism, and business reporting. With a knack for IT research and software analysis, Cookson creates detailed and simplified technical content for the XTIVIA and Virtual-DBA websites. His attention to detail and grammar allows him to deliver concise and educational pieces with every comma in the right place.

Richard Cookson
Content Writer

Richard Cookson is a content writer for XTIVIA with a background in copy editing, journalism, and business reporting. With a knack for IT research and software analysis, Cookson creates detailed and simplified technical content for the XTIVIA and Virtual-DBA websites. His attention to detail and grammar allows him to deliver concise and educational pieces with every comma in the right place.

Checking In On Contracting Purchasing System Reviews

The requirements for an approved Contractor Purchasing System (CPS) have become increasingly important, with many contractors being the focus of reviews from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). In light of this emphasis, GovCon365 wants to give an overview... read more

Government Contracting in the Wake of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the challenges facing government contractors are presenting unique changes in operations. While those changes haven’t all looked the same, there are a few commonalities that we’ve seen from client to client and how... read more

Differences Between the SF 1408 Pre-Award Survey and Accounting System Reviews

In a previous blog, we gave an overview of the SF 1408 Pre-Award Survey and offered our opinions on best practices, as well as essential criteria when approaching this survey. One thing we noted was that SF 1408 is not an audit, nor is it an Accounting System Review... read more

Outlining Criteria for SF 1408

Accounting system standards seem to always bubble up in conversation with government contractors. Whether we’re talking about meeting agency regulations, audits, or discussing timekeeping best practices, accounting is at the heart of every government... read more

Defining SCA Requirements and Compliance Best Practices

Government contracting is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country; an assortment of laws and acts accompany every single project. An important and frequently misunderstood set of regulations are those laid out by the Service Contract Act (SCA),... read more