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Due to the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, the 6th National Conference on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been postponed. We are currently working with our event partners and venue on securing new conference dates and will update participants soon. Please check the CFIUS Conference site at www.americanconference.com/CFIUS/ for updates.  Read More



Your business may continue shipping using FedEx through any shelter in place and state of emergency orders issued in the United States. NAGC continues to offer a FedEx Shipping Discount at no charge to small businesses continuing to operate in the current environment.  Read More



NAGC is partnering with FedEx, Dell Small Business and Office Depot to offer you an additional discount on purchases. The way you do business is rapidly changing. We want to help. No strings attached. Sign up for free.  Read More



Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been designated as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and caused the president to declare a national emergency, and travel restrictions. The disease has already impacted the global economy, causing the largest one-week decline in the U.S. stock market since the 2008 financial crisis. The spread of coronavirus creates unique challenges for companies doing business with the government.  Read More



The Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Jovita Carranza, released a statement shortly after President Trump's address to the nation. The press release provided further information on the SBA's disaster recovery loans for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Read More




The Pentagon finally issued the anticipated new cyber-security standards -- Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) this past week. The new standards, released as Version 1.0 of the CMMC are the first step towards implementing cybersecurity standards into all Defense Department contracts.  Read More




The Office of Management and Budget put out a call last week to the public sector for their feedback on how they think the government can reform its procurement of goods and services. Announced at the White House Summit on Federal Acquisition and Supply Chain Management, the inquiry came amid a discussion between industry professionals and OMB officials, centering on reforms to the government's procurement processes aimed at reducing time and costs associated with acquisitions.  Read More



On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued over 300 pages of proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”). This legislation is the first in over a decade to expand the scope of inbound foreign investment subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), and the final regulations will become effective no later than February 13, 2020.  Read More



More companies will be eligible to compete for federal contracts reserved for small businesses, due to the implementation of a 2018 law, now in effect. Recently, the Small Businesses Administration's final rule to implement the 2018 Small Business Runway Extension Act took effect, increasing the period of measuring small businesses' annual revenue from three to five years in the contract evaluation process. Effectively, the rule will increase the size of the pool of eligible participants competing for small business set asides.  Read More



The Procurement Collusion Strike Force, formed late last year by the Justice Department, is designed to educate contractors and procurement officials about bid-rigging, as well as prosecuting offenses. However, some critics predict that efforts by the new group to police bid-rigging and other antitrust violations in government procurement could get off to a rocky start.  Read More



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