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  10.30.2018 Get SWaM Certified in Virginia and Win! When it comes to new business opportunities for small businesses, there are two potentially lucrative markets that are sometimes overlooked: the state and local governments.   09.12.2018 3 IP Questions Every Government Contractor Must Ask Before Entering a Corporate Transaction One of the roles of John Cleese in the comic movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was Tim the Enchanter. Tim the Enchanter posed three questions to the Knights of the Round Table to determine if they would be allowed to cross a Bridge of Death to reach the Holy Grail, or would be thrown into a chasm. This blog entry poses three less dangerous, but nevertheless important, intellectual property questions for government contractors that may participate in some form of a corporate transaction, whether it be a sale of stock, merger, sale of assets, or even a secured investment.   06.18.2018 What To Do When The OFCCP Comes Knocking If you are a member of the government contracting community, you probably have some familiarity with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).   02.20.2018 When Deal Making and Government Consent Merge: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Novation Agreements Over the past year, there has been a tremendous amount of merger and acquisition activity, and the government contracting industry has been no exception.   02.08.2018 Risky Business of the False Claims Act, Part II – What Your Business Needs to Know About the FCA & How You Might Encounter It In Part I of our False Claims Act (FCA) blog series, we examined the evolution of the FCA and why some understanding of its parameters is important to businesses engaged in, among others, the government contracts, medical, financial services and senior housing sectors.   10.26.2017 Williams Mullen Launches GovCon Perspectives Podcast   10.24.2017 Navigating the State and Local Public Procurement Process in Virginia If your company has a contract (or hopes to win a contract) with a public body in the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you likely are aware of the dominant role the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) will play in the public body’s decision.   10.17.2017 Recent ITAR Case Sends Important Message to Small/Midsized Government Contractors A State Department ITAR enforcement case announced last week involving a supplier of military spare parts sends a valuable message to small and mid-sized government contractors of every type.   10.16.2017 Are Changes Coming to Federal Government Contract Debriefings? In the world of government contracts, there are lots of rules and regulations that must be followed. Some apply to the contractor, and some apply to the government.    10.10.2017 No Company is an Island – Part 2: Joint Ventures and Affiliation Last time on “No Company is an Island,” we addressed the ways that the traditional prime-subcontractor relationship can result in a determination that two teaming partners are affiliated and, as a result, not a small business qualified to receive a set-aside award.