Cyber-security

Cybersecurity Should be Important to All Businesses

January 26, 2017 SBA To Provide Strategy For Small Businesses To Improve Cybersecurity Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, January 20, 2017 By the middle of this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration should have a strategy in place to assist small … Continued

Cumbersome Requirements are Challenges for Tech Startups

January 4, 2017 Tech Startups Struggle to Tap $82 Billion in Federal Contracts Source: Bloomberg Technology, Nafeesa Syeed, December 8, 2016 U.S. government’s tech budget is eight times that of Apple Cumbersome requirements keeps newcomers from getting foothold Jason Wagner’s … Continued

Four Key Changes in “New” NISPOM

November 22, 2016 4 things you need to know about new contractor requirements for classified networks Source: Washington Technology, Dan Velez, October 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve sought to provide practical perspectives on the National Industrial Security Program Operating … Continued

DOD Cybersecurity Final Rule Explained

November 15, 2016 Cybersecurity Update: DoD Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule Source: Inside Government Contracts, Susan Cassidy, Michael Wagner and Julia Lippman, October 25, 2016 On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its long-awaited Final Rule—effective immediately—imposing safeguarding … Continued

Spam Filter Prevented Bid from Being Received

August 22, 2016 Agency Spam Filter Excludes Proposal; Offeror Loses Protest Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 1, 2016 An agency’s spam filter prevented an offeror’s proposal from reaching the Contracting Officer in time to be considered for award–and the GAO denied the … Continued

Net Profits and Growth Rate Rise According to Clarity Survey

June 10, 2016 Contractors expect higher profits in 2016 Source: Washington Technology, Nick Wakeman, May 24, 2016 There is plenty of good news in Deltek’s latest Clarity survey of the government contracting industry, including reported increases in profits and growth, … Continued