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Bid Protests for Small Businesses

Bid-protest procedures vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  The expense of a bid protest often increases with the formality and length of the proceedings. Continue reading

M&A momentum flowing into 2018

Industry dynamics create a highly active and complex M&A environment shaped by macro-market trends, public pricing and capital markets activity, and overall deal appetite. Continue reading

Government Contractors Should Expect Another Level of Cybersecurity Requirements

Government contractors anticipated new FAR cybersecurity regulations in 2017, and with them, a more uniform set of standards for the civilian agencies. Continue reading

GAO: Evaluation of Affiliate’s Past Performance is Optional

As demonstrated in a recent GAO decision involving an Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary, ordinarily there is no requirement that an agency consider an affiliate’s past performance.  In other words, unless the solicitation speaks to the issue, the agency’s consideration of an affiliate’s past performance is optional. Continue reading

Small business takes on Missile Defense cyber work

MDA is looking to improve independent verification and validation analysis and reporting of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and Enterprise cybersecurity controls. Continue reading

How to capture more IT business from HHS in FY18

At $13.8 billion, HHS’s top line IT budget is several times bigger than other large non-defense agencies. And although most of that money goes straight out the door in the form of grants to state and local agencies, the remainder still makes HHS the largest non-defense IT agency in government. Source: How to capture more … Continue reading

Possible VMware-Dell deal has all the hallmarks of a rapidly changing market

I will pretend to understand all the financial nuances of this rumored deal. But I have to share some of the reporting about the possibility of a reverse merger where VMware would buy its majority owner in Dell Technologies. Source: Possible VMware-Dell deal has all the hallmarks of a rapidly changing market — Washington Technology

2018 NDAA: Changes to the HUBZone Program

The HUBZone program is once again undergoing some changes thanks to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act–but note that some of these changes are not effective until January 1, 2020. Continue reading

SSA vs. SSEB: Protest Sustained Where Ratings Changes Weren’t Reasonable

The SSA has a good deal of discretion, but that discretion isn’t unlimited. Continue reading

Does the Court of Federal Claims give Alliant 2 protestors more hope than GAO?

The battle for the next great IT services governmentwide acquisition contract took  a bit of an unusual turn in early December when Obxtek Inc. filed a protest of the Alliant 2 awards in the Court of Federal Claims. Source: Does the Court of Federal Claims give Alliant 2 protestors more hope than GAO? – FederalNewsRadio.com