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Palmetto GPA, LLC, B-299154, Dec. 19, 2006, 2006 CPD ¶ 200

Defense of Pearson Government solutions award of a $450 million contract for Contact Center Operations awarded by DHS.

SBA Introduces New Changes to its Size Regulations

Laurel Hockey summarizes SBA’s latest changes to size regulations in this article.

Multimax, Inc., et al., B-298249.6, et al., Oct. 24, 2006, 2006 CPD ¶ 165

Successful protest of the awards of multi-year, multi-billion-dollar contracts by the Army to competitors of Multimax.

Q Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino successfully restored a Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” clearance for an applicant with alcohol problems following a 5 hour hearing held in Las Vegas, NV.

Another Guideline B Victory at DOHA

Bill Savarino won another hearing at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). This was a Guideline B case involving Lebanon, Sierra Leone, and the United Arab Emirates. The victory came following a four-hour hearing at DOHA in Arlington, Virginia.

Latest DOHA Guidance on Smith Amendment Case Procedures

DOHA Guidance on Smith Amendment Case Procedures

New Security Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino and his security clearance team won another victory. They successfully overturned a decision by the CIA denying an applicant a TS/SCI clearance. The issue concerned improper drug use and deceit.

New DOHA Adjudicative Guidelines

DOHA is now operating under new guidelines for security clearance adjudications.


Bill Savarino and his team were successful again at DOHA in another Guideline B case. This one involved an applicant from the Republic of Korea who had made recent travels to visit family there.

Another Security Clearance Success

Bill Savarino and his team were successful in convincing DOHA to withdraw the SOR of an applicant from Vietnam, who had family back in Vietnam and had made numerous trips back to Vietnam. Because the SOR was withdrawn, the applicant was able to obtain a clearance without the need for a hearing.