I recently had the honor of taking part in a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “GovCon M&A: Unveiling the 2023 Landscape and Forecasts for 2024.” This illuminating webinar featuring Sharon Heaton, the Founder and CEO of sbLiftOff, and Kenneth Dodds, Vice President at Live Oak Bank, was a deep dive into the world of Government Contracting Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

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Please join us on November 2 for an engaging webinar, Demystifying Controlled Unclassified Information Requirements: Overview of the Regulatory Landscape and Strategies for Implementing a Successful Compliance Program, alongside Stacy High-Brinkley from BDO. Together, we will illuminate the dynamic landscape of federal Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) requirements.

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The July 19 Ultima ruling threw the 8(a) program into tumult after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee found the program’s rebuttable presumption mechanism, used to find social disadvantage, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

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You are reading the August 2023 Update of the Bass, Berry & Sims Enforcement Roundup, where we bring notable enforcement actions, policy changes, interesting news articles, and a bit of our insight to your inbox.

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Whether through the vaccine mandate, minimum wage increase, emissions disclosure rules, or now with Buy America (BA) rules, the Biden administration has long used the government contracting community to advance its domestic policies.

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On July 19, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee ruled in favor of Ultima Services Corporation, prompting the pause of new 8(a) applications and necessitating a reorganization of the program’s eligibility process.

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You are reading the July 2023 Update of the Bass, Berry & Sims Enforcement Roundup, where we bring notable enforcement actions, policy changes, interesting news articles, and a bit of our insight to your inbox.

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On July 26, the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Justice released a Tri-Seal Compliance Note (July Note) providing guidance on voluntary self-disclosure of potential violations of U.S. sanctions, export controls, and other national security laws.

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