Beginning January 19, all agencies are barred from contracting with companies that that require employees or subcontractors to sign “internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse.”
There have been a lot of complaints, lately, about bid protests: They slow down the process … They favor incumbents … There are way too many of them. But, in the midst of that, the GAO has some good news.
As the prognostication progresses regarding the incoming administration, we haven’t taken a deep dive into the potential legal ramifications of the election — until now. So, here’s an exploration of the regulatory and business environment contractors may encounter in 2017.
As the 114th Congress limped to its legislative finish line, the House and Senate did manage to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 by margins that make it veto-proof. Since we know it’ll pass, what’s in it?
Last summer, the SBA issued a blizzard of revised regulations and definitions. Since qualification for small business set-asides usually depends upon staying under either a revenue or staffing ceiling, understanding the definition of “receipt” turns out to be pretty important.
In a bit of a departure for the lead article on “legal Monday,” the topic today is business strategy, and not the approach contractors may typically take. Today, we’re talking about something a lot of businesses overlook: Making a Difference.
In a story reported by Federal News Radio, Lisa Pafe, Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, told a webinar audience, “The next administration will shape the future of [federal] IT.” Category management and IT modernization are the next big opportunities.
This week, several major companies, like Netflix and Twitter, were essentially taken offline by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in which network connected devices were used to send out a torrent of internet traffic and shut everything down.
If you’ve been reading PROCAS Connect for awhile, you know the Kingdomware Supreme Court ruling confirmed that the VA must first give VOSB and SDVOSB businesses first crack at that agency’s contracts – even if it is a FSS solicitation.
To some extent, the Pentagon’s early efforts to streamline tech procurement have been like sinking in quicksand. The harder the military struggled, the faster it sank. But, that’s about to change with a new procurement effort aimed at new contractors.