April 17, 2020

This week, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") published a report finding that the Department of Defense ("DoD") has "not fully implemented three of its key initiatives and practices aimed at improving cyber hygiene."

GAO conducted this study, in part, because DoD has become "increasingly reliant on information technology (IT) and risks have increased as cybersecurity threats evolve."  GAO found that some 90% of cyberattacks could be avoided or defeated through basic cyber hygiene, which...

November 7, 2019

On November 5, 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") submitted its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019.  The Report, which is mandated by the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 ("CICA"), 31 U.S.C. § 3554(e)(2), requires GAO to provide Congress with: (1) "each instance in which a federal agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by our Office in connection with a bid protest decided the prior fiscal year," (2) "each instance in which a...

October 1, 2019

On September 26, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") published a report on lowest price technically acceptable ("LPTA") procurements.  Notably, the study was published on the same day as the Department of Defense ("DOD") published its final rule restricting the use of LPTA procurements (discussed here).

Per GAO, the report discusses:

  1. the status of regulatory changes governing the use of the LPTA process; and

  2. the extent to which DOD and selected civilian agencies used the LPT...

September 23, 2019

On September 19, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") publicly released a 54-page report on federal contracting opportunities for mid-sized government contractors. [1]  The report was requested by the House Committee on Small Business after it learned that there is minimal data on what happens to contractors in the federal marketplace after they exceed their small business size standards.

Based on the Committee's request, GAO principally researched the following o...

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Welcome to GovConJudicata an informational blog/website focusing on government contracts issues, including bid protests (e.g., GAO, COFC), claims, disputes, SBA matters, compliance, regulatory, and cyber (e.g., DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC).

GovConJudicata is published by Joshua Duvall, managing partner at Matross Edwards, a law firm providing government contracts and cybersecurity legal services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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