Entries by Stephanie Alexander

2022 NDAA Makes Significant Changes to Federal Procurement Policy

On December 27, 2021, President Biden signed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, authorizing more than $700 billion in defense spending.  The NDAA also contains several provisions that shape federal procurement policies and forecast areas that Congress believes warrant attention in the future.  PilieroMazza examines three themes in this year’s NDAA that contractors should know to […]

From DFARS 7012 to a New Cyber FAR Clause: Federal Cyber Protections for CUI

Shared from our friends at BDO. The Federal Government continues to mandate protections for CUI and other sensitive but unclassified information along with cybersecurity best practices down to DoD contractors.  Many contractors are aware of the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) CUI Rule (DFARS 252.204-7012) rule which was introduced in 2017, which regulates the Defense […]

What’s ahead for Government Contractors?

By Edward Spenceley, Senior Vice President, National Government Contracting Specialist, Bank of America Global Banking and Markets Even as they support the nation’s ongoing pandemic response, contractors are upgrading their cyber defenses, solidifying supply chains and adjusting to new government policies As essential partners in the government’s coronavirus response efforts, government contractors have fared better […]

Bid Protests – Debriefing Strategies

By: Mary Pat Buckenmeyer As explained in prior blogs [Bid Protests – What is a Debrief? and Bid Protests – What is a pre-award debriefing?], the debrief is an explanation by the agency for choosing the proposal or quotation selected for award, the details of which depend on the specific Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) section under which the […]


  Still reeling from CIO-SP4? Trying to make sense of the latest draft RFP? Prepping for the alleged release on December 21? Ready to ruin your Christmas vacation? Come listen to our experts debate strategy, teaming arrangements, racking up points on the scorecard and legal lessons learned from CIO-SP4. Our goal is to provide an […]

What does it cost to become CMMC Level 1 compliant?

CMMC Level 1 or “Basic Cyber Hygiene” consists of 17 controls that dictate some basic security measures that you may already have in place. Your outsourced IT services company should already have most of these controls configured for you. If you have internal IT staff, they need to make sure these controls are configured, tested, […]

Leveraging OTAs as a Tool for Growth

On October 21, 2021 the govmates team hosted a virtual Institute to discuss Leveraging OTAs as a Tool for Growth. Our speakers included Bob Tuohy, Retired COO, Advanced Technology International (ATI), Jason Havel, VP, Alluvionic Inc and Jim Ghiloni, Director, Wolf Den Associates moderated by govmates Co-Founder Stephanie Alexander. The panel provided several comments and […]

govmates Partners with ATI to Support Non-Traditionals

Oct. 5, 2021 (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.) – Advanced Technology International (ATI) is proud to launch the Innovation Resource Hub, the first-ever ecosystem of resources dedicated to helping non-traditional defense contractors succeed in federal R&D. ATI has partnered with govmates, the premier teaming partner platform for government contractors, to create the offering for all ATI-managed consortia. The […]