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December 10, 2018Small Business

Congress on the Cusp of Extending Small Business Status

The “Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018,” which would expand the period of measurement for small business status from three years to five, is one step closer to becoming law, having recently passed the House and Senate.  This Act provides small businesses with the opportunity to extend their small business status until they are better situated to ...›

Intellectual Property

Pub K’s Annual Review Webcast: MoFo Partners Jay DeVecchio and Kevin Mullen Speaking

On December 12, 2018, MoFo partners Jay DeVecchio and Kevin Mullen will participate in Pub K’s Annual Review LIVE Webcast. The Annual Review will provide analysis, updates, and outlook for government contracting professionals for FY 18-19. Jay’s panel, “Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Cybersecurity” will be held from 11:00AM-11:50AM. Kevin’s panel, “Protests” will be held ...›

Protests and Litigation
December 5, 2018Protests & Litigation

November 2018 Bid Protest Roundup

For this month’s bid protest roundup, we have identified four diverse bid protest decisions coming out of the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  The first two, CDO Technologies and Facility Services, remind would-be protesters of the dangers that may lie in waiting for a complete picture of the facts ...›

Small Business
November 20, 2018Small Business

SBA Plans Comprehensive Overhaul of HUBZone Program

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order to reduce regulatory burdens and control regulatory costs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule to amend its regulations for the Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program.  The proposed rule promises to bring certainty and stability to a program that has been among SBA’s most ...›

November 9, 2018Protests & Litigation

October 2018 Bid Protest Roundup

This month’s bid protest round-up takes a closer look at an agency’s discretion to take corrective action, as well as potential pitfalls with joint ventures and subsidiaries, and clarification on protest timing with the DoD debriefing rules. Dell Federal Systems, L.P., et al. United States, No. 2017-2516 et al. (Fed. Cir. Oct. 5, 2018). In ...›

November 7, 2018Announcements & Press

MoForward 2019 Recap

On Thursday, October 25th, we held our second MoForward program at the Tysons Ritz-Carlton, a full-day program led by our Government Contracts group and our colleagues who have led the government’s and the industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. Our program this year showcased panels by 11 partners, 8 associates and 2 of counsel, ...›

October 22, 2018Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Defense

Guidance on Securing Controlled Unclassified Information – Key Takeaways from the NIST CUI Workshop

On October 18, 2018, the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a day-long workshop that featured experts from across the government brought in to educate industry representatives and government agency personnel about the security requirements applicable to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  Hundreds of attendees, both in person and via webcast, turned out to ...›