FAR Council, CAAC, and DoD Release COVID-19 Guidance

The FAR Council, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (“CAAC”) have released guidance for federal government contractors on COVID-19 safeguards required by President Biden’s September 9, 2021, Executive Order 14042 (the “Order”) and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s September 24, 2021, Guidance, COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal...
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President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order a “Big ___ Deal” For Federal Contractors

Posted on May 14, 2021
On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued a lengthy Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (the “Executive Order”). The senior administration official providing a background press call that evening explained that the Executive Order: makes “a down payment towards modernizing our cyber defenses” reflects “a fundamental shift in our mindset – from incident...
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GovCon News: Oracle Files Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Supreme Court Over DoD JEDI Contract

Posted on March 3, 2021
On January 29, 2021, Oracle filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court over the Department of Defense’s (“DoD”) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (“JEDI”) contract. The DoD reaffirmed the estimated $10 billion JEDI contract award to Microsoft on September 4, 2020 after the Court of Federal Claims “CoFC” initially halted...
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How Insurance Policy Virus Exclusion Clauses Relate to Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Posted on February 19, 2021
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Virginia Will Likely be the Second State to Pass Privacy Legislation

Posted on February 18, 2021
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 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, before March 1, 2021. If enacted, the CDPA would go into effect on January 1, 2023 and would apply to all...
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Documentation of agency decision can be a critical issue in bid protests

Posted on June 5, 2019
When evaluating offerors for a federal contract, agencies are required to document their evaluation decisions and judgments in sufficient detail. This is an often overlooked requirement that can be the deciding factor in a successful bid protest. A recent GAO decision reiterated this point. In Soft Tech Consulting, Inc., B-416934 (Comp. Gen. Feb. 1, 2019), GAO...
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