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Recent GAO Decision Gives Ammunition To Protesters Challenging Technical Specifications
By: Franklin Turner
March, 2017

In the course of responding to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) or Request for Quotations (“RFQ”), have you ever encountered technical specifications that you regard as unreasonable?  Have you ever wondered why the Government included those specifications in the first place and, more generally, whether those specifications are even necessary to fulfill the requirements giving rise to the acquisition?  If your company is like most out there, the answer to these questions is a resounding "yes!”  What to do next, you ask?  A recent case before the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) is instructive.
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ITAPS Releases White Paper on Protecting Federal Information and Data
March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON—Today, the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) released a white paper titled Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information” discussing federal requirements on contractors to protect federal data and information. The white paper comes as contractors are growing concerned over the increasingly complicated regulatory landscape they face to ensure information assurance while providing services to federal agencies.
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What the Changes to Cyber Security Legislation Mean for Your Business
Presented by: Rob Wilson, CTO, NeoSystems Corp
at the Orlando Government Contracts Conference on March 22, 2017.

Download presentation slides from a discussion on thehistory and future of cyber security in our ever-changing government contracting industry. Learn how we got here, get an overview of the legislation and a review of the current situation, and what to expect in the future. Click here >>

Press Releases

December 8, 2016
 
Federal Publications Seminars Partners with
Norwich University to Provide Credits Toward Online Graduate Programs

Government contracting professionals wishing to earn a master’s or bachelor’s degree will now be able to get a significant jump start through the completion of Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) classroom courses.  Students who successfully complete either of two FPS certificate programs will receive credit toward designated Norwich University online graduate or undergraduate degree programs. Learn more.


White Papers


A GUIDE TO INDIRECT COST RATES IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
Released September, 2016 by RyanSharkey
You can also view the webinar, "Navigating the Waters of Indirect Cost Rates in Government Contracting" here.  Please note that this webinar is part of our FPSOnline Subscription.
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SECURITY AS A SERVICE
Released September, 2016 by Robert Metzger, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell PC
This white paper, commissioned by Exostar and written by Robert Metzger, discusses Incorporating NIST 800-171 Requirements into the Defense Supply Chain.
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A POCKET GUIDE TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACT DEBRIEFINGS (AUGUST 2016)
Released August, 2016 by Holland and Hart LLP
You can also view the webinar, "A Pocket Guide to Federal Government Contract Debriefings" here.  Please note that this webinar is part of our FPSOnline Subscription.
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KEYS TO ANSWERING THE DCAA KNOCK AT THE DOOR
Released May 27, 2016 by Capital Edge Consulting and JAMIS Software

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You can also view a complimentary podcast that addresses some questions that have come in from government contractors regarding DCAA audits. Click here.

CRISIS HANDBOOK FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
A Desktop Survival Guide for In-House Counsel
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CRISIS HANDBOOK FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
A Desktop Survival Guide for In-House Counsel
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