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Free webinar Mar. 25. Getting Paid on Government Contracts: Fresh Strategies on Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) & Claims

By on March 2, 2021 | Posted in News

Join Oles Morrison Partners Howard Roth and Meghan Douris on March 25th as they present “Getting Paid on Government Contracts: Fresh Strategies on Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) & Claims.” REAs and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) Claims share many key similarities, but important differences. This webinar will focus on recent […]

Tougher Buy American Rules: Trump’s Final Rule Passes By Biden EO in the Night

By on February 18, 2021 | Posted in Buy American Act

A new, much tougher Buy American final rule soon applies to new solicitations issued by the Government.  The final rule implements former President Trump’s “Maximizing Use of America-Made Goods, Products, and Materials” Executive Order (EO).  Previously we reported on the January 22, 2021 Biden EO, “Buy American Executive Order Doubles […]

Save the Date October 21-22: Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2020 will be held virtually

By on September 9, 2020 | Posted in News

Save the Date: Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2020 will be held virtually over (2) half-days, October 21-22. This fourth annual seminar, co-hosted by AGC of WA, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is designed to help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the “new normal.”  Join nationally recognized practitioners who will cover topics relevant to government contractors across all industries.

SBIR DOD Contracts – Protecting Your Company’s Valuable Intellectual Property

By on June 5, 2020 | Posted in Small Business

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is designed to facilitate opportunities for small businesses to work with the Federal Government on research and development (R&D) projects.  (Similarly, the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) facilitates public/private partnerships for R&D.)  These programs are exceptional vehicles for bringing new technology to […]

Howard Roth to Speak at Upcoming Webinar on Department of Defense’s (DOD) New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

By on April 1, 2020 | Posted in Cybersecurity

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 […]

President Trump Answers Small Business’ Prayers; Signs CARES Act with Payroll Protection Program

By on March 30, 2020 | Posted in Legislative and Regulatory Developments

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 […]

Adam Lasky to present “The Defense Production Act and Rated Orders” Webinar March 26

By on March 24, 2020 | Posted in News

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 […]

How the Coronavirus Will Affect Government Contractors

By on March 10, 2020 | Posted in News

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.