February 19, 2021

How Insurance Policy Virus Exclusion Clauses Relate to Business Interruption Insurance Claims
February 18, 2021

Virginia Will Likely be the Second State to Pass Privacy Legislation

The Virginia state House of Delegates and Senate voted to approve data privacy legislation, titled the Consumer Data Protection Act (”CDPA”). Now, legislators are working to send the bill to…
Government ContractsSmall Business
February 18, 2021

All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

The All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (“All Small”) is a small business development program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  Through this program, a small business can team up…
ComplianceGovernment Contracts
February 17, 2021

Beyond Whack-A-Mole: Effective Ethics & Compliance Programs For Small Contractors

Small government contractors are in an unenviable position when it comes to developing effective ethics and compliance programs. On the one hand, profit margins are low, competition is fierce, and…
ComplianceGovernment Contracts
February 16, 2021

Records Retention Requirements for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors must know the requirements for maintaining records pertaining to work performed on federal contracts. Unfortunately, there’s not one definitive answer on how long a record should be kept.…
Government ContractsLabor & EmploymentSmall Business
February 11, 2021

8(a) Business Development Program

The Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Program—commonly known as the “8(a) Program”—provides participating small businesses with training, technical assistance, and contracting opportunities in the form of set-aside and…
Bid ProtestsGovernment Contracts
February 10, 2021

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Definitively Answers When a Debriefing Concludes Under DoD’s New Enhanced Debriefing Rules

One of the main reasons why contractors choose to file bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the automatic stay of performance required by the Competition in Contracting…
Government Contracts
February 5, 2021

DoD Deputy Nominee Kathleen Hicks Critical of “Use or Lose” Budgeting

Kathleen Hicks, the Biden Administration’s nominee for Deputy Defense Secretary, expressed criticism this week for the current “use or lose” culture in defense budgeting. "If the incentive structure is you…
Government ContractsSmall Business
February 4, 2021

COFC: Government Must Conduct Rule of Two Analysis Before It Uses IDIQs

Every small business government contractor is familiar with the Rule of Two —it is the longstanding axiom of federal procurement law that an agency must conduct market research to determine whether…
ComplianceGovernment Contracts
January 28, 2021

Types of OFCCP Evaluations

As covered in GovConLaw article “OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview”, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) monitors contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”)…