Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 20, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Forms “COVID-19 Client Response Team,” March 18, 2020 To address the concerns of our clients and resource partners during and long after the coronavirus pandemic, PilieroMazza  created the “COVID-19 Client Response Team.” The Team’s purpose is to offer government contractors and commercial businesses practical guidance with information and resources necessary to protect you, your business, and your personnel against the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. Please also visit . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 12, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PODCAST: FCA: The Year-End Review, March 10, 2020,  Matt Feinberg . [ Read More ] WEBINAR: CMMC Is Coming: Are You Ready?, March 17, 2020, Jon Williams and  Anna Wright . [ Read More ] WEBINAR: The False Claims Act: 2019 Takeaways and 2020 Trends, March 31, 2020, Matt Feinberg  and  Jackie Unger . [ Read More ] GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS LAW GSA to Clarify Agency Physical Security Standard Responsibility The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule to revise the Federal Management Regulation to clarify the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 5, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . CLIENT ALERT: FAR Council Changes Rules Regarding Small Business Rerepresentation / Recertification and Multiple Award Contracts, March 3, 2020, Sam Finnerty On February 27, 2020, the FAR Council published a final rule  that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2013. Although these “new” rules have been reflected in SBA regulations for some time, their addition to the FAR is significant . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 28, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Comments to Proposed Rule on Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments, February 7, 2020 In its role as advocate to small businesses operating in the government contracting arena, PilieroMazza  submitted comments to  RIN 3245-AG94 , Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments. Our full comments are available here . BUSINESS & CORPORATE LAW ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Counsels Tribal Tech CEO Victoria Vasques on Acquisition of Cowan & Associates, February 6, . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 5, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . CLIENT ALERT: CMMC Is Coming: Are You Ready? PilieroMazza previously blogged  regarding the draft releases of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines in anticipation of its final release. The Department of Defense (DOD) released the  final version  of the CMMC guidelines on January 31, 2020. For government contractors, the release signals the start of their preparation, in earnest, for CMMC certification to improve their chances of doing business with DOD. IT system audits are . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 29, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Prepares Draft Comments to SBA Proposed Rule Comments to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) proposed rule are due on February 7th. In its role as advocate to small businesses operating in the government contracting arena, PilieroMazza prepared draft comments to the proposed rule, which can be viewed here . SBA and PilieroMazza encourage you to submit comments letting SBA know which provisions you support and which may present compliance challenges for you and . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 23, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Wins HUBZone Small Business Resource Partner of the Year! The HUBZone Contractors National Council  honored  PilieroMazza  with the “HUBZone Small Business Resource Partner of the Year” award at the HUBZone Industry Awards Gala on January 17, 2020. Accepting the award on behalf of PilieroMazza were Partners  Jon Williams  ( Government Contracts Group ) and  Kathryn Hickey  ( Business & Corporate Group ). [ Read More ] ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Expands Litigation Team Welcoming Two New Attorneys: Camilla Hundley and Matthew Kreiser PilieroMazza  is pleased to announce the addition . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 14, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PODCAST: Ex Rel. Radio – False Claims Act: The Risks to Small Business Government Contractors “False Claims Act: The Risks to Small Business Government Contractors” is the fifth episode of “Ex Rel. Radio,” our multi-part series on the False Claims Act (FCA). In this episode, Firm Counsel Michelle Litteken joins our host, Jon Williams , to discuss how the FCA relates to small business programs, potential risks these companies face, and strategies . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 10, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Join the HUBZone Council as They Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary On January 17, 2020, the HUBZone Contractors National Council will be hosting its first EVER HUBZone Industry Awards Gala in Baltimore, MD, at Morgan State University with a 1920s-themed party. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for the HUBZone Program and highlight the social and economic impact the program is having throughout our nation’s most underdeveloped communities. Register here . PilieroMazza Celebrates Holiday . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – December 23, 2019

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM PILIEROMAZZA! CLIENT ALERT: The 2020 NDAA’s Impact on Government Contractors, December 19, 2019, Megan Connor On December 17, 2019, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, sending it to the White House for the President’s signature. As with prior NDAAs, the 2020 NDAA includes a number of provisions that affect procurement policy, management, and related matters. We summarize some of the more notable provisions that . . . Read More