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
Join Jon Williams on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium “Ahead of the Curve: Cybersecurity and the Competitive Edge in Federal Procurements” Government contractors handling controlled unclassified information for DoD are expected to comply with new cybersecurity standards set forth in NIST SP 800-171. Learn about the new requirements and how getting ahead on cyber compliance can give you a competitive advantage for federal procurements. Date: December 3, 2018 Time: 1:30 – 2:45 . . . Read More
Jon Williams presented a webinar on Category Management for JSchaus & Associates on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. You can view the 25 minute webinar here .
Jon Williams was quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their recent article “Acetris Wins Buy American Dispute With VA, but Not Drug Contract.”
Jon Williams was recently quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their article “Acetris Wins Buy American Dispute With VA, but Not Drug Contract.” When asked about the ruling which no longer allows the VA to rely on Customs and Border Protection determinations for deciding whether a contractor is offering a product manufactured in the U.S. or a foreign country, Jon told Bloomberg Government, “the court concluded that procuring agencies and officials must ‘independently ascertain’ whether an offered product . . . Read More