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Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 22, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS PilieroMazza Receives Prestigious “Business Partner of the Year” Award from Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, PilieroMazza News, Antonio R. FrancoNichole D. Atallah , Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV PilieroMazza  was honored with the “ Business Partner of the Year ” award which was presented by the Montgomery County Chamber of . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 2, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   Cybersecurity & Data Privacy   Protecting Our Nation’s Data, Part 1: Cybersecurity Standardization Requirements for Unclassified Federal Information Systems, November 1, 2023, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV , Joseph P. Loman , Daniel Figuenick, III New standardized cybersecurity compliance requirements are inbound. In early October 2023, the Federal Acquisition Regulation . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – October 5, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Administration (SBA) Press Release: SBA Administrator Guzman Releases Statement on the Reopening of the 8(a) Application Portal On Friday, September 29, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 29, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SBA Tightens Enforcement of HUBZone Regulations, PilieroMazza Client Alert, Antonio R. FrancoJon WilliamsIsaias “Cy” Alba, IVMatthew E. Feinberg Government contractors maintaining or seeking HUBZone certification should make themselves aware of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) recent efforts to tighten and enforce . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 31, 2023

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco Discusses Changes to SBA’s 8(a) Program with Law360 and the Impact on Small Business Government Contractors Changes to SBA’s 8(a) program, prompted by a recent district court decision, will make it more . . . Read More

PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco Discusses Changes to SBA’s 8(a) Program with Law360 and the Impact on Small Business Government Contractors

Changes to SBA’s 8(a) program, prompted by a recent district court decision, will make it more difficult for current participants to remain eligible for the 8(a) program and may dissuade potential participants from applying. With the SBA requiring social disadvantage narrative statements from current participants to be eligible to receive 8(a) contracts, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how the SBA will evaluate the narratives of thousands of owners of 8(a) firms.    In an interview with . . . Read More

Clocking in with PilieroMazza: What’s New in OFCCP Compliance? Important 2023 Updates for Government Contractors

DHS Updates Cybersecurity Regulations Clarifying Old and New Obligations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a  final rule  (Final Rule), effective July 21, 2023, updating the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to include cybersecurity provisions aimed at safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and facilitating improved incident reporting. This rule’s promulgation follows a recent trend and overall government-wide effort focused on strengthening our national security against bad actors and foreign adversaries. PilieroMazza recently blogged about some of those efforts, including the TikTok ban ( here ), new standardized cybersecurity obligations mirroring . . . Read More

8(a) MAS Pool Initiative Increases Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small-Disadvantaged Businesses

PilieroMazza recently shared the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) new rules: (1)  Small Business Lending Company (SBLC) Moratorium Rescission and Removal of the Requirement for a Loan Authorization  (Moratorium Rule) and (2)  Affiliation and Lending Criteria for the SBA Business Loan Programs   (Affiliation Rule). These rules focus on combating persistent gaps in access to capital affecting small business owners in underserved communities. Along the same vein, a recent initiative jointly issued by the SBA and the General Services Administration (GSA) is the 8(a) MAS (Multiple Award Schedule) Pool Initiative (the Initiative). The Initiative aims to increase federal contracting opportunities for small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) who are part of SBA’s 8(a) . . . Read More

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