Update to Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts

March 23, 2020

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense released an update to the justification and approval threshold for 8(a) contracts. According to this memorandum “for procurements valued at $100 million or less, contracting officers are not required to execute a justification and obtain approval for award of a sole source contract under the Small Business […]

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OMB Called Upon For Telework Guidelines Amid Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has requested guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in regards to government contractor teleworking. Their request comes in the midst of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response as many government contractors have been sent home without the ability to telework and their job stability threatened. Currently, contractors are […]

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CMMC Released by Pentagon Outlining Standards for Contractors

February 05, 2020

The Pentagon finalized the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on January 31st outlining cybersecurity standards that all contractors will be required to meet by 2026. The requirements will apply to companies working with the Department of Defense in a variety of areas. According to, some smaller companies fear “undue burden” trying to meet the […]

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Changes to the Defense Acquisition Process in 2020

January 22, 2020

In December the 2020 Defense Authorization Act was signed into law bringing with it changes to the defense acquisition process. The Federal News Network highlights three areas the acquisition provisions will affect According to a recent article by the Federal News Network: Intellectual Property “DoD released a new IP strategy in the fall that made its policies […]

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How Changes in 2019 are Affecting the Federal Contracting Community

January 17, 2020

2019 saw many changes to federal contracting that have proven difficult to adjust to. The government shutdown last year affected several areas of government and federal contractors were among those it affected the most. The shutdown cost government contractors an estimated $3.5 billion. According to a recent article by “The year was defined by […]

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