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.”
Small business government contracting has been controversial of late with organizations challenging the SBA’s methods for determining small biz awards. Still, most agree that more small contractors are getting work. The question is, can they afford all this good fortune?
Here’s a hypothetical: What do you do when a government agency requires your company to disclose information that could result in your company being permanently disqualified if it was uncovered? And, here’s the fun part — this isn’t a hypothetical.
Last summer, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the Kingdomware case that meant the VA must apply the veteran owned small business “rule of two” for pretty much all its procurements.And, the good news is still coming.
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.
The best new business for 2017 may be selling crystal ball polish. Many have already tried auguring what business will be like with the new administration. Could this week’s much ballyhooed tech meeting reveal anything? Let’s check the crystal ball
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?
In May, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed an injunction in an attempt to stop the SBA from “continuing to misrepresent the attainment of small business contracting goals to Congress and the American public.” So, how’s that been going?
Lots of people are wondering about the future of lots of government-related things in the new Administration, from national security to the economy. Add contractors to that list. So, consider this the first of many glimpses into the crystal ball.
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.