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Executive Order 14410: An Artificial Intelligence Odyssey

USA - February 28 2024 What do you think is going to be scarier—artificial intelligence (AI) or the Government’s effort to regulate AI? On October 30, 2023, the White House…

DoD’s Proposed CMMC Rule: Groundhog Day… or a Final Rule in the Works?

USA - February 13 2024 On December 26, 2023, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) belatedly gifted defense contractors and subcontractors a Proposed Rule on the Cybersecurity…

DoD Mentor-Protégé Program Solidified under Proposed Rule

USA - November 9 2023 On October 25, 2023, the Department of Defense (DOD) published a Proposed Rule amending the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes: A Seasonal Guide to Our Top 10 Protest Don’ts!

USA - September 29 2023 Around the end of the federal fiscal year, the number of contract awards being made increases greatly. Which means so do the number of protests…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 7: A Primer on Prejudice

USA - September 28 2023 In real life, we all know that prejudice is a bad thing. But in the unique world of bid protests, success can actually depend on establishing…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 3: Clarifications on the Competitive Range

USA - September 28 2023 In our last post we talked about contractor’s obligation to act early to protest errors in the solicitation. In this post, we tackle another bid…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 8: Differentiating Between Winning and Losing Protest Arguments

USA - September 28 2023 Make no mistake. Bid protests are difficult to win. The standard is demanding. The sustain rate is lower than protestors would like it to be (though…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 4: Don’t Let the Exception Swallow the Rule on GAO Post-Award Protest Deadlines

USA - September 28 2023 Every contractor knows that debriefings are a great way to gather information about a contract award decision, and help evaluate the possibility of a…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 9: Forum Selection and Multiple Protests

USA - September 28 2023 For those of you familiar with bid protests, you might remember that protestors generally have three options concerning where to file: the agency…

Avoiding Common Bid Protest Mistakes Pt. 1: Distinguishing Between Bid Protests and Size/Status Protests

USA - September 28 2023 This is a very common area of misunderstanding. I frequently hear from my small business clients that they want to file a “bid protest” because one…