Archives: Articles

VA Temporarily Suspending Incoming CVE SDVOSB Applications

The VA OSDBU and Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) announced that on May 21, 2018, CVE will suspend its acceptance of applications submitted by companies seeking to become verified (or re-verified) as an SDVOSB for a period of approximately 30 days.    

SBA’s Door To Its New All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Is Wide Open

Laurel Hockey provides an update to the advantages of and process for applying to the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP).   

Article, The Naked Truth: How Pornography Can Hurt Your Clearance Eligibility

Bill Savarino discusses how pornography can hurt your security clearance eligibility.  

Grant and Cooperative Agreement Protests: A Changed Landscape

John O’Brien and Andrew Wible discuss the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Hymas v. United States, 810 F.3d 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2016), which all but eliminated the Tucker Act as an avenue to challenge an adverse grant decision.  

SBA Opens The Door To Its New Small Mentor Protégé Program

Laurel Hockey discusses the Small Business Administration’s Small Mentor Protégé Program, effective August 24, 2016, under which a small business may enter into a mentor protégé agreement with another business (large or small) and avoid being deemed affiliated based on assistance received under their agreement.  

Polygraphs – don’t be a deer caught in the headlights

Bill Savarino shares his advice on how to take a polygraph in clearance investigations.  

Illegal Drugs and Clearances – what you don’t know can hurt you

Bill Savarino discusses illegal drug use and the security clearance process.  

A Government Contractor’s Version Of Everything I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Follow The Rules

Daniel Strouse discusses “A Government Contractor’s Version Of Everything I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Follow The Rules” 

An Exception to Full Faith and Credit, Or The Tyranny of the Clerk’s Office: Dealing with the Aftermath of Ahmad Hamad Al Gosaibi & Bros. Co. v. Standard Chartered Bank, 98 A.3d 998 (D.C. 2014)