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The Importance of Being Timely: Protester Waives Protest Ground by Unduly Delaying Protest

USA - February 18 2020 By failing to object to solicitation terms before the close of bidding, a protester typically waives those objections in a post-award bid before the…

Are Vendor Lists Technically Technical Data?

USA - February 5 2020 A recent dispute between a government contractor and the Army in the Court of Federal Claims has raised the issue of whether procedures for validating…

DoD Finalizes Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

USA - February 4 2020 The Department of Defense (DoD) has now finalized its new cybersecurity standards, which we discussed last year. The new cybersecurity standards…

Don’t Miss the GovCon 2020 Small Business Summit | March 11-12 in Tampa

USA - January 22 2020 The GovCon 2020 Small Business Summit will take place in less than two months in Tampa. Todd Overman will be a panelist with industry representatives…

U.S. District Court Deals Rare Defeat to OFAC in U.S. Sanctions Matter

USA - January 21 2020 $2 million penalty against Exxon overturned Court concluded that OFAC failed to provide clear notice of violative conduct Companies are at risk when…

Merging Mentoring Programs: SBA’s Proposed Rule to Simplify its Mentor-Protégé Programs

USA - November 21 2019 On November 8, 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an expansive proposed rule to merge its two mentor-protégé programs, while also…

Covering the Basics: CISA Announces Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses

USA - November 20 2019 In line with recent actions taken across the government to enhance the resilience of the nation’s cybersecurity apparatus, the Cybersecurity…

Trump Revokes “Right of First Refusal” for Employees on Predecessor Contracts

USA - November 11 2019 On October 31, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) 13897 - “Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495.”…

Tis the Season (for Protests)!

USA - November 5 2019 The government fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30, and at the end of each fiscal year federal agencies rush to award contracts and…

How Do Mergers & Acquisitions Impact Pending Bids?

USA - October 29 2019 Given the continued high volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the federal marketplace, buyers and sellers need to be aware of the…