It is important for the FAR to know that advance agreements must be negotiated “before the costs incurred”, i.e. in advance. One of these areas is compliance with the unique requirements for the remuneration of contractors. Without going into too much detail, DCMA and the contractor can conclude a prior agreement on the use of the “Blended Conseil” in order to comply with the countless legal limits on executive remuneration. DCMA and DCAA appear to have agreed that “prior to the signing of a prior agreement or the adoption of a methodology” (with respect to mixed tariffs), “the ACO”.