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The House Does It Again: MORE Act Ready for Senate Action

USA - April 28 2022 Federal cannabis reform is once again on the move in Congress. On Friday, April 1, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the latest…

DOJ’s Renewed Focus On Corporate Ethics & Compliance Programs Highlights Importance Of Organizational Integrity

USA - April 28 2022 The inattention some companies pay to their ethics and compliance program never ceases to surprise us. You’d think the frequency of DOJ press…

Government Contractors Facing Increased Antitrust Scrutiny

USA - April 28 2022 The Procurement Collusion Strike Force, formed by the Department of Justice in 2019, is ramping up enforcement pressures against government…

The Government Contractor’s Guide to (Not) Doing Business with Russia

Russia, Ukraine, USA - April 28 2022 The United States is engaging in a new form of warfare. Russia invaded Ukraine just over two months ago and, rather than join the fight directly by…

“Build America, Buy America” - New Guidelines Issued for U.S. Infrastructure Projects

USA - April 19 2022 On April 18, 2022, the Biden Administration (through the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”)) issued OMB Memorandum M-22-11 (the “Guidance”)[1]…

SBA OHA Says Small Business on Notice of Email in Junk Folder: Appeal Untimely

USA - March 30 2022 The Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearing and Appeals (“OHA”) rejected a small business government contractor’s 8(a)…

Well, That Didn’t Take Long - DOJ Announces its First Settlement of a Civil Cyber-Fraud Case

USA - March 10 2022 On March 8, 2022, just five months after the creation of the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative (previously discussed…

Few Surprises - New Rule Implementing Biden’s “Made in America” Changes the Buy American Act Effective October 2022

USA - March 9 2022 Over a year after the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14005 on “Ensuring the Future is Made in America by All of America’s Workers,”…

Federal Cannabis Reform - Is 2022 the Year?

USA - February 28 2022 Hope soared with the possibility of federal cannabis reform in 2021. And for good reason - the induction of a new, more Liberal administration, rapid…

What Are the 2022 Small Business Set-Aside Thresholds?

USA - January 28 2022 As we head into the New Year, it seems like a good time to check-in on the adjusted small business set-aside thresholds for 2022. As you may recall…