News Monthly Archives: November 2016

Preliminary Injunction Stops Department of Labor Rule

November 28, 2016 Court enjoins DOL Overtime Rule Implementation: December 1 Effective Date – No Longer Valid Source: Piliero Mazza, PM Legal Minute, Nichole Atallah, November 23, 2016 On November 22, just a few days before its December 1 implementation … Continued

2017 Has Potential to be a Spectacular Year for VOSBs

November 28, 2016 Tools that can help veteran-owned businesses win government contracts (with related video) Source: Government Product News, Michael Keating, November 4, 2016 As Veteran’s Day approaches on Nov. 11, things are looking up for veteran-owned businesses that are … 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

More Changes to GSA Making It Easier Initiative

November 14, 2016 GSA Launches Phase 2 of Making It Easier Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, October 24, 2016 The General Services Agency launched the Making It Easier initiative in April to help government improve the way it buys good and … Continued

APTAC Releases Call for Presentations for Spring 2017 Conference

Conference Theme: “Innovation for Tomorrow’s Procurement World” The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is holding its Spring 2017 Training Conference in San Diego, CA Sunday, April 9 – Thursday, April 13, 2017. The Training Conference will be held … Continued

New Rule to Impact Efficiency of Procurement Process?

November 1, 2016 FAR Council Finalizes Rule Imposing Restrictions On Contracting With Companies With Felony Convictions And Delinquent Tax Liabilities Source: Inside Government Contracts, Anuj Vohra and Felicia Quentzel, October 21, 2016 The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council (the Department … Continued