Howard Roth to Speak at Upcoming Webinar on Department of Defense’s (DOD) New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) released in early 2020, is a new tiered cybersecurity framework that all DoD contractors (both prime and subcontractors) will need to implement. The CMMC adds audits to assure compliance to one of 5 CMMC levels, depending on your contract […]
As this is a fast moving topic, please note that this article is current as at 03/30/20. On Friday March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act includes a lifeline for small businesses fighting to keep workers on the payroll during the […]
In case you missed Thursday’s webinar on the Defense Production Act, you can view the presentation in it’s entirety here. Adam Lasky’s slides can be found here. The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides the federal government a means to prioritize and/or allocate critical materials, equipment and services in the private […]
The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides the federal government a means to prioritize and/or allocate critical materials, equipment and services in the private market in the interest of national defense. The power is generally exercised through the issuance of rated orders to government contractors, which come with significant additional compliance […]
The novel corona virus, COVID-19, is continuing to spread across the United States and the federal government’s response to the virus is still developing. The global spread of COVID-19 may have a significant impact on government contractors—contract schedule and performance may be impacted by a myriad of circumstances including a strain on the supply chain, closures of military bases or other federally operated locations, and workforce reductions from those who are sick or quarantined. In this uncertain time, government contractors should prepare for the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on their current federal contracts.
Please join us for an evening of networking and refreshments hosted by Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC). This is a great opportunity for you to engage with PNDC Members and other businesses in the defense and security industry. This event has moved to […]
Join Oles Morrison at Alliance NW 2020 on March 5th in the exhibit hall. Adam Lasky will be speaking at a breakout session on “Joint Venture Best Practices: Top 10 things every business needs to consider before partnering on a government contract.” This session will discuss best practices around the […]
Cybersecurity is not a new concern, but its attention has grown significantly in recent years due to the increasing sophistication of persistent threats to the defense base from foreign and domestic actors alike. By some accounts, the USG loses approximately $600 billion each year to cyber-related thefts. These concerns have been the driver for DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative as a necessary means for establishing a unified framework of systems, controls and standards to safeguard national security interests.
James Nagle and Howard Roth to Present “Contract Compliance” at the NCMA Columbia Basin National Education Seminar
On February 13th, James Nagle and Howard Roth will present a full day educational seminar on “Contract Compliance” at Columbia Basin NCMA’s National Education Seminar.
What do you do when the Agency has made a mistake in the solicitation for a contract requirement or not selected your company for award of the contract? Most contractors think of filing a protest to Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and therefore do not avail themselves of the secret weapon in bid protests—an agency protest.
Smart contractors utilize agency protests which are, cheaper, quicker, not revealed to other offerors, and have little downside on pre-award issues. While there are risks, an agency protest provides another protest weapon to gain an edge for a contractor in the fight for contracts.