For the second year in a row, PilieroMazza was named the “top firm” in the government contracting category of the JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The fourth annual awards acknowledge JD Supra contributors for achieving the highest visibility and engagement for their thought leadership during the year. Only 26 firms were named as winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards in selected categories. Readers in the government contracting category came from the defense & space, aviation & aerospace, insurance, and . . . Read More
On April 2, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule issued on February 1, 2019, RIN 2900-AQ21—VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements. Our firm represents small businesses operating across the government contracting spectrum, and many of these companies are SDVOSBs verified to participate in VA’s “Veterans First Contracting Program.” In representing these firms and working with VA, we have received numerous comments from our clients and have become familiar with how VA and the VA . . . Read More
Cy Alba and Tim Valley are presenting “Federal Subcontracts: Managing Data Rights and Protecting IP” at 1:00 and again at 3:00 this afternoon. Intellectual property (IP) rights under federal procurements are often misunderstood. This session will unpack important IP issues, including what the regulations require, the impacts on prime contractors, and what subcontractors must know to ensure their hard work is protected. Download the Presentation.
Cybersecurity and data privacy have been increasing focal points for Congress, federal agencies, and contractors in recent years. We have been tracking these developments closely and expect these trends will only intensify in the coming years. Cybersecurity awareness and preparedness are critical for federal contractors, not just as a matter of compliance, but also to gain (or avoid losing) a competitive advantage. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with cybersecurity as the fourth pillar of its acquisition decision-making, . . . Read More
Jon Williams, partner in our Government Contracts and Small Business practice groups, will be the featured speaker at the SYNNEX Corporation’s Diversity Partner event in Charleston, SC on February 27, 2019. He will be providing an update on the Federal Small Business Programs discussing recent legislative and regulatory changes impacting government contractors.
February 11-13, 2019 Nashville, TN Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center Visit PilieroMazza at the TRIAD and 8(a) Association’s Annual Small Business Conferences next week. In the Exhibit Hall at Booth 503 TRIAD Breakout Session – Small Business Fables Monday at 3:00 with Megan Connor 8(a) Breakout Session – Strategies for Growth: Acquiring a Small Business with Federal Contract Assets Wednesday at 1:45 with Cy Alba
On February 4, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 3245-AG86, Proposed Rule National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting. SBA has already issued a thorough body of regulations dealing with the limitations on subcontracting, and SBA has the authority under the Small Business Act to mandate the level of performance by prime contractors on small business set-aside contracts. Therefore, SBA’s regulations represent the . . . Read More
On February 4, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 3245-AG86, Proposed Rule National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting. We submitted our comments on the U.S. Small Business Administration’sroposed rule on amendments to its regulations to implement several provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2018 and the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (“RISE Act”), . . . Read More
On January 24, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in response to the proposed rule issued on November 29, 2018, RIN 2900-AQ24—VA Acquisition Regulation: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; Other Socioeconomic Programs; and Contract Modifications. Our comments ask that the proposed rules fully implement VA’s mandate to give contracting priority to SDVOSBs, then VOSBs, then over to all other businesses . . . Read More