SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 3 – August 7, 2020

Happy Friday to all our SmallGovCon readers and hope you have a great weekend! Mark your calendars, as our very own Matthew Moriarty will be providing “2020 GovCon Legal Updates” to attendees of the 2020 ICBS Show on August 18.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting developments, such as projections for this year’s federal spending to be the highest ever, changes to the CMMC Advisory Board, and an executive order that may affect how contractors employ foreign workers.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27 – July 31, 2020

Next week on August 5 you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two of our attorney-authors. First, Matthew Schoonover will be discussing “The SBA’s Mentor Programs: What You Need to Know” through an Iowa State University Webinar at 9 am central time that day. Then, at 2 pm central, I’ll be exploring the newest “Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbook: Procedures and Pitfalls of Size Protests and Appeals” in a Koprince Law LLC Webinar.

This past week had some important federal contracting news, including a call for more time to reimburse government contractors for costs related to COVID-19, the Pentagon planning for the next 25 years of cybersecurity, and new issues with the CMMC rollout.

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OHA: Second Job Leads to 8(a) Program Termination

When it comes to the 8(a) program, you might want to quit your day job.

The 8(a) Business Development Program, similar to other SBA socioeconomic programs such as the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, requires the disadvantaged individual owner to work full-time at the business during normal business hours of similar firms. If an owner has a second job outside the main company, that can create problems, as it did in a recent OHA decision.

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YouTube Tuesday: Procedures & Pitfalls of Size Protests & Appeals Handbook Now Available

I’m proud to announce that the new GovCon Handbook Procedures & Pitfalls of Size Protests & Appeals is now available! This video highlights some of the main topics from the book.

You can order the book here. I’m also conducting a webinar on August 5 to explore some of the key insights. Be sure to check out the webinar or contact me if you have questions.

SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20 – July 24, 2020

Last week, I tried to see the Comet NEOWISE, but I couldn’t locate it. Guess that’s why I’m a lawyer and not an astronomer! Maybe some of you had better luck. As we move through the dog days of summer, I hope all our readers are staying cool and healthy.

This week saw a number of interesting federal contracting stories. Among them were tallying up record federal spending during the pandemic, cyber hygiene as part of CMMC, and potential waivers for the Huawei ban.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 13 – July 17, 2020

Happy Friday to you all and here’s to the weekend! Please mark your calendars as my colleague Matthew Schoonover will be giving a presentation on August 5 discussing the SBA’s All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Here are more details on the event.

This week saw its fair share of government contracting updates as well. These included STARS III details, progress on GSA’s schedule mass modification, and predictions for a government fourth quarter spending spree.

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Newsflash: 8(a) Income and Net Worth Eligibility Standards Increased

As of July 15, the initial caps on net worth, adjusted gross income, and fair market value of assets for the 8(a) program have gone up. The dollar amounts for initial 8(a) economic disadvantage eligibility have increased quite a bit, making more people economically eligible. Read on for the details on this change.

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