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

Sole-Source IT Contracts a Concern of Procurement Attorneys

April 11, 2016 Federal Agencies Are Using Last Summer’s ‘Cyber Sprint’ To Justify Sole-Source IT Contracts Source: Nextgov, Aliya Sternstein,March 9, 2016 Several federal agencies are not letting eligible companies compete for IT contracts, reasoning that only a current or … Continued

DARPA Needs Input from Techies

March 17, 2016 U.S. seeks ideas from professionals to hobbyists on use of available technologies in terror attacks Source: Computerworld, Patrick Thibodeau, March 15, 2016 Uncle Sam wants your brain power, technical expertise and imagination to help defend the U.S. No enlistment … Continued

DoD being asked to revisit cybersecurity rules

March 7, 2016 SBA’s advocacy office objects to impact of DoD’s cybersecurity rules on small businesses Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 2, 2016 A unit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has filed objections to … Continued

Topics to Watch for in 2016

January 27, 2016 5 things contractors should care about in 2016 Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 18, 2016 Calendar 2016 is in full swing and the fiscal year is nearly a third of the way through, but it’s not … Continued