Government Contracts

SBIR/STTR Opportunities for Blockchain Projects

In August of 2019, the Air Force awarded blockchain company Constellation Network Inc. (“Constellation”) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for the purposes of securely unlocking traditionally siloed…
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SBIR/STTR Opportunities for Blockchain Projects

Posted on April 9, 2021
In August of 2019, the Air Force awarded blockchain company Constellation Network Inc. (“Constellation”) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for the purposes of securely unlocking traditionally siloed and non-accessible data and data sources. At the time, the decentralized blockchain world was looking for some sign that the federal government recognized...
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Comprehensive Health Servs., LLC v. United States – Overriding CICA’s Automatic Stay

Posted on April 1, 2021
Would you view the acquisition of COVID-19 tests as an “urgent and compelling” reason to depart from full and open competition? The Court of Federal Claims had an opportunity to weigh in on this notion when  Comprehensive Health Services, LLC (“CHS”) protested an award and challenged a decision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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SBA Amends SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, Clarifying Broad Phase III Eligibility For the Successors-In-Interest of Phase II Recipients

Posted on March 25, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently made important clarifications to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Policy Directive, giving the industry more certainty about whether and when a successor-in-interest to a Phase I/Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees is eligible for Phase III awards. As we’ve discussed in more detail...
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Resources For Crypto Contracting Initiative

Posted on March 18, 2021
Government Blockchain Association Website About: GBA is a diverse organization of blockchain projects, companies, government employees, and blockchain advocates with the sole purpose of promoting blockchain solutions to the government. GBA seeks to bring together all levels of governments from around the world with various industries for creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient,...
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Bringing The Blockchain To The Federal Government Contracting Workspace, Part I

Posted on March 18, 2021
Introduction The U.S. Government is actively seeking to utilize the power of the blockchain (or, as it is more formally known, distributed ledger technology or DLT) to enhance government systems across various platforms and agencies. This does not mean that the federal government wants to buy your NBA top shot package of LeBron James...
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