Nobody’s paying much attention to anything this week but the election. So, we’ll be varying our format today. But, that doesn’t mean there’s no news. Case in point: Contractors feeling good about having cyber insurance may need to rethink things.
The House of Representatives is turning out to be everything Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) thought it would be. That could mean legislation crafted in the Upper Chamber could carry more weight, which would be very good news for small 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?
The perils of affiliation seems to be growing. Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise, affiliation-based protests are growing, and increasing Small Biz contracting opportunities make teaming more and more attractive. All of this makes ownership a much bigger issue.
It’s going to be an odd week as the city digs out of the snow. But, once normalcy returns, the House Small Business Committee is going to be busy working through a number of bills that will help small contractors.
What better time than right after the President’s State of the Union Address to present the State of Our Defenses. The Army wants more troops, the Air Force wants more planes, and the Navy/Marines want mor ships. So, what’s new?
Just before the new year, a proposed rule was published that would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to seek Congress’ approval before a multi-year contract can be awarded. That should help with the goal of streamlining the procurement process.
Ownership is something most business owners take for granted. If it’s your business, you own it, right? Well … The answer to that question isn’t always so clear – especially when small biz certification and set-aside eligibility is at stake.
The internet has been compared to an iceberg – 90 percent below the surface. The dark web is the deep underground, wild west of the digital world. So, is that where agencies should post notices to industry about cybersecurity threats?
That mushroom cloud of digital ones and twos forming over Washington is the fallout from the hack upon the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) computers. Turns out it’s bigger than reported, involves more data, and it is not over yet.