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.

Government Contracting Trends to Watch in 2021

When we sit down to write about this year’s trends, it’s way different than previous years, and there’s a certain apprehension to make any predictions with full confidence. Most of our expectations for 2020 were shattered by the pandemic and its... read more

What’s the Difference Between CUI and FCI?

As more contractors work toward their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certifications (CMMC), we’ve seen a growing concern about the difference between Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Whether you’re working... read more

Types of DCAA Audits for Government Contractors

We talk a lot about DCAA “audits” in the government contracting sector, and it’s more or less an umbrella term for the full arrangement and types of DCAA reviews. There are quite a few, and we’d like to help you understand the more important... read more

Understanding CMMC Certifications and CMMC Levels

Working as a government contractor involves a lot of confidential government information. Whether it’s being stored or transmitted, safeguarding it is vital to cybersecurity. To promote better firewalls for contractors working with the US Department of Defense... read more

The Difference Between FAR and CAS

During a recent webinar on DCAA compliance, one of the attendees asked our team what the difference was between Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). As we answered the webinar guest’s question, we realized that it’s a... read more