Briefing Room

What Government Contractors need to know about the TAA

Maintain compliance by keeping up to date with TAA policies!  The 2016 Presidential election was filled with a lot of “America first” rhetoric. Within the Trump Administration, that language is continued and there will very likely be an increased importance of American made products purchased through the GSA. With that in mind, reviewing the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and what …Read More

Profile PhotoKevin LancasterJuly 27, 2017

The Rule of Two as a Rule of Thumb

You may have heard of small business set-asides in federal procurement, but have you heard of the Rule of Two? It is commonly known that 23% of the yearly federal contracting budget is set-aside for small business contract spending, with smaller percentage requirements for each set-aside: Women-Owned Small Businesses (5%), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (5%), HUBZone …Read More

Profile PhotoMorgan TaylorJuly 24, 2017

McDowell v. CGI Federal, Inc. – A Lesson for Government Contractors

As government contractors, it is imperative to handle protected health information and personal identifiable information because cyber threats are constantly increasing!  Things just got a whole lot trickier for companies that handle Protected Health Information and Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Over the last 18 months, the Government has been cracking down and handing out stiff …Read More

Profile PhotoKevin LancasterJuly 20, 2017

5 Steps to Successful Subcontracting

Federal contracting is commonly discussed, but subcontracting is sometimes overlooked. Up to half (or more) of federal procurement dollars are spent on subcontracts. Knowing how to go about a prime-sub contracting agreement is extremely important to reduce risk and ensure a beneficial relationship between both organizations. Here are some steps to follow when starting a …Read More

Profile PhotoMorgan TaylorJuly 10, 2017

What an MSP can do to Protect Their Clients from the Dark Web

Not familiar with the term “Dark Web”? That’s okay, even some of the most sophisticated individuals in the tech space have no idea what the dark web is and how it’s accessed. As an MSP or MSSP, you are doing your part to secure and monitor your client’s network and provide a seamless user experience. …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamJuly 6, 2017

FedMall is Here!

Federal Mall (FedMall) has gone live, as of June 19th! The idea behind FedMall is to improve upon EMALL, which was created by the Department of Defense (DoD). It will sell Commercial Off-The-Shelf items (COTS) and will replace the DOD EMALL. Here are some things to be aware of as you’re transitioning from DoD EMALL …Read More

Profile PhotoKevin LancasterJuly 6, 2017

What to Look for When Preparing Your Federal Government Proposal

The process of submitting a proposal and then waiting on a decision, can be a detailed and lengthy process that requires a lot of knowledge. Here we will give you some tips and descriptors of each stage of the government proposal process. The Government Request There are three main types of government solicitation stages that …Read More

Profile PhotoMorgan TaylorJune 29, 2017

MSPs Beware – Dropbox, Google Drive and other Cloud Storage Threats

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) has a lot to worry about within the information technology services they offer. Your clients probably store data that is critical to their continued success on your servers. If their network becomes breached, your network may become susceptible to risk and vice versa. Using cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamJune 26, 2017

Prepping for the government’s Q4 spending spree? We released a tool to help.

On average, almost one-third of all federal contract obligations are awarded in the fourth quarter. The spending trend has been incredibly consistent, with sequestration and political changes not leading to dramatic shifts in action in Q4. As companies gear up for the government’s Q4 spending surge, Bloomberg Government has released a new Opportunity Search so …Read More

Profile PhotoBloomberg GovernmentJune 26, 2017

Schedule 70 Contractor? What You Need to Know about Health IT SIN 132-56

SIN 132-56 is a streamlined way for the Government to find your Services. By the end of 2017, the Health IT government marketplace will be valued at $31.3 billion. This 7.4 % growth subsequently means that there is an increase in customer requests for Health IT Solutions. In June of 2016, the General Services Administration …Read More

Profile PhotoMeghan GallagherJune 26, 2017

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