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.

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

Preparing for Contracting Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR)

When you’re preparing for Contract Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR), it’s essential to focus your efforts in the right direction. In a previous blog, we talked about the main provisions and CPSR objectives, but in this blog, we’ll flush out some best... read more

Considerations and Resources for Approaching SF 1408

We’ve mapped out the requirements of SF 1408, and we’ve distinguished the pre-award survey from other accounting-related reviews, but we’d like to offer some key considerations and resources for navigating SF 1408. There are basic questions to ask to... read more

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