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Williams Mullen GovCon Perspectives is a podcast dedicated to providing government contractors with key information on topics that impact the industry. Every episode is less than 15 minutes in length and provides listeners with information they need to know without taking up a significant portion of their day. Note: This podcast contains general, condensed summaries of actual legal matters, statutes and opinions for information purposes. It is not meant to be and should not be construed as l ...
 
Breaking Defense’s editor, Colin Clark, did international radio for six years covering East Africa. He’ll bring his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear doing 15-minute interviews of top lawmakers and Pentagon officials. To add some spice, Colin will also take his mic along to weapons tests, production lines and military bases to give listeners a first-hand taste of the realities of what it takes to design, build and use the weapons we buy. He’ll also cover the major defense shows — AUSA, AFA’ ...
 
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In this episode, Shayn Fernandez is joined by Verniece Love, Director of SWaM Certification, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD), who summarizes the top reasons why SWaM certifications are denied in Virginia, including board control, ownership and principal place of business, as well as the appeals process.…
 
Kari Bingen currently serves as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. This is her first interview since being nominated. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress and defense experts. He'll bring the Farnborough and Paris air shows to y…
 
The U.S. government faces a myriad of current and forward-looking technical, medical, IT, cyber, resiliency, logistics and other challenges. OTA arrangements offer opportunities to virtually any business to participate in research, development and/or prototyping efforts to address these quandaries in a contract environment familiar to the commercia…
 
On this joint edition of Williams Mullen's GovCon Perspectives and Benefits Companion podcasts, Brydon DeWitt is joined by special guest Carl Grund, a financial advisor with Signature Financial Partners in Tysons, Va. Brydon and Carl discuss the role that benefits such as 401K plans can play in helping companies recruit and retain employees.…
 
Paul Graziani is the chief executive officer and co-founder of AGI, which develops software for Earth and space-based systems. Today, Mr. Graziani and Colin Clark talk at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress and…
 
Head of Strategic Command, Gen. John Hyten and Colin Clark talk at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress and defense experts. He'll bring the Farnborough and Paris air shows to your headphones, along with visits …
 
Federal acquisition of rights to computer software involves a range or variety of different rights schemes, ranging from commercial licenses to unlimited rights. Inattention can lead to worries over an inadvertent grant to the government of rights that are greater than those required by the government or intended by the contractor.…
 
In this episode, Brydon DeWitt and Bob Korroch discuss which government contractors are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer shared responsibility requirement and practical tips related to IRS Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) assessments.By Williams Mullen
 
At the Royal International Air Tattoo Colin speaks with Greg Ulmer, F-35 Executive Vice President at Lockheed Martin. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress and defense experts. He'll bring the Farnborough and Paris air shows to your headphones, along with visi…
 
Please join us for Part 2 in our series, “Stop Losing Your Bid Protests!” and learn what the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) told Congress in its Annual Report for FY 2017 about the most prevalent grounds for sustaining bid protests. We will discuss what GAO said about winning protest grounds, which you can adopt as your best practices …
 
Rep. Rob Wittman, chair of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee sits down in his trophy fish-decked office on Capitol Hill with Colin Clark and discusses the Littoral Combat Ship’s eternally delayed Mine Countermeasure Module, the late and over-budget KC-46A which is stacking up on the runway while Boeing tries to ge…
 
Government contractors are subject to the same tax issues as every other business. Every contractor needs to know that contracts with the federal, state or local governments do not provide a special tax treatment, and failure to recognize tax responsibilities can result in negative consequences. Knowledge of state and local tax can help avoid bad n…
 
Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. John E. Hyten and Colin Clark sit down in the Pentagon and discuss the next generation ICBMs, how to speed acquisition, the B-21 bomber and his working relationship with CyberCom. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress …
 
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein and Colin Clark sit down at the winter Air Force Association conference for a candid conversation about resources and battle management. In these podcasts, Colin brings his dulcet tones and sharp wit to bear interviewing top Pentagon officials, members of Congress and defense experts. He'…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Tony Anikeeff is joined by special guest Laura Windsor to discuss the obligations of government contractors under the employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Tony and Laura discuss how to prepare for the OFCCP audit process, which …
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Will Wozniak talks with Shayn Fernandez about what to do when passive investments raise questions of affiliation. Protestors often raise issues of affiliation in the form of size protests when small business government contractors have passive investments from third parties. In turn, these affiliation problem…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Bob Korroch talks with Tony Anikeeff about the Foreign-owned entities seeking to do business with the U.S. Government where access to classified information is required must mitigate or negate their foreign ownership, control or influence. Proper planning in advance and responsible engagement can facilitate a…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Mike Maloney talks withWill Wozniak about the Commercial Item Contracting is intended to benefit both the government and contractors, but those benefits can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Reminding the parties why Commercial Item Contracting was implemented can help ensure a mutually beneficial transactio…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Will Wozniak talks with Mike Maloney and Shayn Fernandez about the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). You need to understand what the CPARS is and what your rights are so you can monitor your past performance record and be ready to take steps to correct any errors by the government.…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Shayn Fernandez talks with Bob Korroch about the nonpayment of subcontractors. Although subcontractors lack privity of contract with the government customer and subcontract disputes generally are governed by local law, subcontractors do have some legal leverage to help them get paid.…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Mike Maloney talks with Tony Anikeeff and Will Wozniak about negotiating subcontracts from both sides. Although they share an ultimate customer, the interests of a prime contractor and a subcontractor are often divergent. Careful consideration and negotiation of subcontract terms can help to ensure there is a…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Bob Korroch talks with Shayn Fernandez about the pros and cons of teaming agreements vs. joint ventures. Interested in combining forces with another government contractor? Well, teaming may be for you—but make sure you find the arrangement that works for your business.…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives,Tony Anikeeff talks with Will Wozniak and Mike Maloney about deciding between the Court of Federal Claims or the Boards of Contract Appeal. Choosing the proper forum is the first decision to be made when initiating the claims process. A contractor should review the pros and cons of each forum to ensure an info…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Will Wozniak talks with Tony Anikeeff about suspension and debarment. The government can suspend or debar an entity or individual for a host of actions or omissions, barring them from doing business with the government. A proactive strategy of self-examination, corrective action and engagement with the Suspen…
 
In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Michael Maloney talks with Tony Anikeeff about federal cybersecurity requirements for government contractors. The Government requires contractors and subcontractors to protect the systems upon which government-related data resides or through which it passes. Failure to comply with current FAR rules and soon t…
 
In the first episode of GovCon Perspectives, Will Wozniak talks with Tony Anikeeff about bid protests. Confronting an exclusionary solicitation or failing to win an award can be highly frustrating. Putting aside emotion and applying practical and objective criteria to the situation will help one assess whether there is good reason to expend the eff…
 
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