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Goverment Contracts & the FAR

On April 23-24, PTACs from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development hosted a small business conference on the Sky Ute reservation in the beautiful Four Corners. I am proud to have supported this great event and had the opportunity to meet so many amazing small businesses from our region and to present on FAR 101, Wage Laws, F ...

On April 8, 2019, Rick Zelenka of Critical Path IP Law and I presented an engaging discussion on how companies should navigate the Intellectual Property web to protect critical IP when selling space data. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the 35th Space Symposium Tech Track and thank the Space Foundation. A copy of our presentation is available here. ...

On March 28, 2019, NDIA-Rocky Mountain Chapter, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Colorado Government Contracting Forum, and The Smalls hosted a day with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)  and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to help small and medium sized businesses achieve success in DoD compliance standards. The event focused on understand ...

The role of the contracting officer is unique to government contracts and an essential aspect of working with the Government because the contracting officer is the sole person with authority to award, modify, administer or terminate a contract.

The issue of contract authority arises most frequently during the performance of a contract when a government employee who is not a contracting officer directs a company to perform work that is not within the scope of the contract.

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December 31st is fast approaching and so is the deadline for the Defense Department’s cybersecurity requirements for all government contractors and subcontractors.  For those who are not aware, in 2001, the federal government started the process for protecting classified information when stored or shared by electronic means. If contractors maintain a government IT system or si ...

I can still remember sitting at the Army JAG School, one of the few blue uniforms in a sea of green, to be taught the magic of government contracting. Still jet-lagged after the flight from Tokyo to Virginia, I was pounding coffee as the professors started educating us on fundamentals. Weeks later, I emerged as a new acquisition professional. Flash forward to present day and I ...

Dealing with the U.S. government doesn’t have to be frustrating.

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