Washington Business Journal: PilieroMazza’s Cy Alba Explores Whether Federal Agencies Are on the Attack Against Small Business Contractors

In the excerpt below from the Washington Business Journal article “Are Federal Agencies on the Attack Against Small Business Contractors?”, PilieroMazza ’s Isaias “Cy” Alba , a partner in the Firm’s Government Contracts Group , explores the challenges facing small business government contractors when working with federal agencies.  For the full article, please visit this link . For years, the United States’ official policy on small businesses, deriving from the Small Business Act, has been to assist and protect them in order to preserve free and open competition. . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Announces DC Office Relocation in 2022 to Renovated Washington Center

WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2021––A business law firm serving clients in the government contract and commercial business sectors, PilieroMazza announced that in March 2022, the Firm’s DC office will relocate to Washington Center at 1001 G Street NW.  The 12-story building is situated at Metro Center, in the heart of the East End district.  Pending the March 2022 move, the Firm’s DC office will remain at 888 17th Street NW. “This move represents another major milestone in PilieroMazza’s history and growth,” remarked . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 26, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Webinar Series: Password Protected: Essential Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Planning for Your Small Business, September 14, 2021, Anna Wright and Emily Rouleau . Read more here . WEBINAR: Exit Worth Celebrating – It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Your Exit, September 21, 2021, Cy Alba . Read more here . WEBINAR: Construction Webinar Series: DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program: What Large and Small Construction Contractors Need to Know, September 23, . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 19, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza is gearing up for the 2021 National 8(a) Alaska Regional Conference. If you’re attending, check in with our attorneys Peter Ford , Nichole Atallah , Dave Shafer , and Meghan Leemon at exhibit booth seven. We also invite you to check out Peter and Dave’s presentation “Acquisitions & Mergers” on August 24, 2021. See you there! WEBINAR: Recent Trends in COVID Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Employers, August 20, 2021, Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash . Read more here . WEBINAR: . . . Read More

Defense & Aerospace Report: Cy Alba Discusses Legal Implications of Latest Cyber Orders, Rules, and Regulations

Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV , a partner with the law firm PilieroMazza , joined Defense & Aerospace Report’s Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the legal implications of President Biden’s cyber executive order, key upcoming requirements, and the impact on prime and subcontractors.  Their discussion also touched on improving the supply chain, the outlook for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) process, and the role of cyber in the boardroom.   Visit this link to access the podcast.

PilieroMazza’s Jon Williams and Anna Sullivan Quoted on Buy American Act Contracts

Determining if a plumbing or other product meets the rules of the Buy American Act (BAA) can be complicated. During the “Deciphering Key Provisions in the Buy American Act for Government Contractors” presentation at the PMI Legislative Forum in June, PilieroMazza attorneys Jon Williams and Anna Sullivan made understanding the rules a bit easier when they delivered tips to Plumbing Manufacturers International members. . . . “We’ve seen a lot more questions around BAA and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) issues, . . . Read More

Sorting Out NITAAC’s Amendments to CIO-SP4: Federal Drive’s Tom Temin Interviews Cy Alba

The NIH has long operated a series of popular governmentwide acquisition contracts through its Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, or NITAAC. The solicitation for the new vehicle known as CIO-SP4 was barely out before it ran into protests. Since then NITAAC issued eight amendments to the solicitation, causing the industry to scratch its head. To help sort it all out, Cy Alba , one of the protesting attorneys and a partner at PilieroMazza , joined  Federal Drive with Tom Temin .  Visit this link to hear the full . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – July 29, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: The High Cost of Employee Misclassification—What Employers Should Know, August 4, 2021, Sarah Nash and Matthew Kreiser . Read more here . LABOR & EMPLOYMENT DOL Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Increase Wages for Workers on Government Contracts The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” (EO), which was signed by President Biden on April . . . Read More

Cy Alba Comments on NITAAC’s CIO-SP4: Changes Impact Small, Large Businesses Alike

Cy Alba , a partner with the law firm PilieroMazza and who represented some of the companies that  filed protests on July 2  which prompted NITAAC to take corrective action on all issues presented, said NITAAC’s amendment and change is causing two major problems. “For small businesses, who cannot simply reform into joint ventures with large firms who are not their mentor because it would make the joint venture a large business, it is forcing them to ‘no-bid,’ wasting hundreds of thousands in bid and proposal dollars,” Alba . . . Read More

Law360 Quotes Lauren Brier on Competition and Cybersecurity Issues in JEDI Replacement

The replacement of the Pentagon’s highly litigated $10 billion JEDI contract with a tentative arrangement for Microsoft and Amazon to provide cloud computing services could spark new lawsuits over a perceived lack of competition. Although the new Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability deal that replaces the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition is a multiaward contract, the U.S. Department of Defense indicated it expects to award deals only to JEDI awardee Microsoft Corp. and Amazon Web Services Inc. . . . [H]aving . . . Read More