Entries by admin

Recap: Back to School | Teaming with Academic Organizations and Research Institutions

On September 16, 2021, govmates hosted a virtual panel event to discuss teaming with academic organizations and research institutions through the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Our panelists included Sidney Chocron, R&D Manager at the Southwest Research Institute, Matt Barsotti, Principal at Protection Engineering Consultants, David Stevens, Principal Engineer at Protection Engineering Consultants, and […]

Subcontracting Compliance

As we previously wrote, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) limitations on subcontracting (LOS) rule was recently revised to more closely mirror the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) LOS regulation. However, because the changes to the FAR do not account for more-recent revisions to SBA’s LOS rule, inconsistencies between the two sets of regulations remain. Recognizing this […]

How to Get the Most Value From SMEs to Write a Winning Proposal

Subject matter experts (SMEs) are necessary to almost every proposal. They are the ones who design and build the product (or provide the service). They most likely work on contract for your customer, so they know what to do, how to do it, when and where to do it, and who is responsible for it. […]

Beyond the Headline: Examining the Biden Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 12, 2021, the Biden administration released Executive Order 14028, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity”, which implements new directives intended to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity posture. Some industry observers describe the executive order (EO) as the foundation for a fundamental shift in how the nation prioritizes cybersecurity concerns. Notably, the EO is expected to send ripples […]

General Data Protection Regulation: The 10 Key Developments You Should Know

#1: GDPR: It’s here to stay, and it’s never going to go away! There’s been some debate around the need to reform the GDPR. However, it is unlikely that this reform is going to happen in the short term if we take into consideration that the European Commission noted in its 2020 evaluation report of the GDPR […]

How To Mitigate Risk In Buying A Distressed Gov’t Contractor

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for many contractors, and for those already struggling with legal and/or financial issues before the pandemic, the risk of crisis is even more real today. The pandemic, however, is also creating acquisition opportunities. Buying a government contractor in financial or legal distress can be lucrative if appropriate due diligence […]

What is an OTA?

Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek explain what an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is and how it helps government agencies find and attract innovative contractors.

Deltek Clarity Report

Each year, Deltek surveys how government contracting firms of all sizes conduct business – address day-to-day business needs and functions, measure performance, identify tools and resources, overcome challenges and compliance hurdles – to formulate a baseline for the Clarity Government Contracting Study. The resulting report is a unique and trusted resource that helps performance-minded businesses […]

Data Governance & the CMMC Framework

Data governance is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage. Effective data governance ensures data is consistent, trustworthy, and doesn’t get misused. Before we explore it’s role in CMMC, let’s explore the basics. WHAT IS […]