The SBA’s Mentor-Protégé program can be a Godsend for a young company hoping to work its way into government contracting. Being able to learn the ropes from an experienced “big brother or big sister” firm can be enormously helpful, unless
If you work for a cybersecurity contracting firm, you may be wondering what’s behind the Air Force’s request to quadruple its cyber budget for research, development, testing, and evaluation. Specifics are classified, of course, but it’s worth taking a few guesses.
Like swallows returning to Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day, so, too, are military contractors returning to Iraq. The small black birds return seeking sanctuary. After so many years and so many contracts, the same can be said for the contractors.
To file a successful bid protest, you must follow enough rules to choke several mules. Timeliness rules … Format rules … Submission rules, etc. One of the more confusing areas, however, can be debriefings. When are they required and why?
Federal contractors have long known that Washington is essentially a mobius loop where issues often get twisted in the most unexpected ways until you end up right back where you started. The latest example is the new background check system.
In the male-dominated world of federal contracting, women business owners must often feel like they have to work harder and push farther just to keep up with their masculine colleagues. And, according to a yet-to-be-published Commerce Department report, they’re right.
In November 2011, FAR added a clause to be inserted in small biz set-aside solicitations entitled, “Limitations on Subcontracting.” It’s intent was to clarify how much activity small contractors must perform. And, naturally, that’s when things got a little complicated.
If you saw the amazing video illustrating the even more incredible announcement that gravitational waves have been discovered, you watched ripples spread throughout the universe distorting all of space-time. Naturally, at PROCAS Connect, we went, “Huh, just like the budget.”
Somewhat lost in the media frenzy of New Hampshire is the unveiling of President Obama’s last budget – a $4.1 trillion fiscal plan that encompasses his agenda and legacy. Capitol Hill can’t wait. Without further ado, let the games begin.
Last year, the federal government recovered $3.6 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements or judgements. They year before, it was $5.7 billion. FCA suits have become “big business.” So, FAR is being amended to ensure that train keeps running.