REGULATORY or LEGAL CHANGES

  1. Legal/regulatory updates from Dentons: https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2018/december/17/december-government-contracts-legislative-and-regulatory-update
  2. Small Business Runway Extension Act clears Congress (http://smallgovcon.com/uncategorized/the-large-business-runway-extension-act-for-some-contractors-new-five-year-size-period-will-backfire/#more-11642): The purpose of the bill is to help contractors avoid becoming “other than small” following a period of quick growth.
  3. SBA Proposes Significant Changes to Its Small Business Regulations (https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/sba-proposes-significant-changes-to-its-35409/)

Comments – Contact Jon Heroux ( jonheroux@heroux-associates.com ) if you or your company is interested in submitting comments on any of the above. If there is sufficient interest, we can assess submitting comments as a chapter.

EVENTS

NDIA EVENTS:
  1. NDIA RMC Events - an up-to-date listing is provided on our website. It is updated regularly.

OTHER EVENTS
Co Events Central Site - a fairly comprehensive list of various CO events is now posted. It is updated regularly so I invite you to bookmark it and visit regularly.

Lunch & Learn: How to Adjust Your Public Relations & Marketing Gears for 2019 - When/Where: Jan 11, 2019 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, CO 80863. This seminar is perfect for any business: small, medium to large; new start-ups; nonprofits; and local government. Learn to adjust marketing and PR to react to changes in technology and customer attitudes. Sign up here to attend - http://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/?srh=Chamber%20Lunch%20and%20Learn%20-NEW%20DATE .  

2019 Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM) Course - NDIA’s Defense Systems Acquisition Management course program purpose is to bring together the industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers, industry personnel serving on DoD Integrated Product Teams, and other personnel that must interface with DoD program offices involved in program development and execution. Register here .

NEWS ARTICLES

  1. Applications Open for Space Communications Cohort - Catalyst Accelerator is seeking established startups and small businesses with commercial solutions to expand, enhance, reinforce and improve current space communication capabilities. The semi-residential, 12-week, cohort-based program is hosted by AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate at Catalyst Campus and includes seed investment, network connections, mentorship, workshops and opportunities for future investment and growth. The Catalyst Accelerator is open for applications now through January 30, 2019. The Resilient Commercial Space Communications cohort will kick off in April 2019 and concludes with a final demo day at the end of June 2019.
  2. Government Aerospace Affairs Forum. Colorado Space Coalition, in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, hosted the forum on December 11, 2018. Having taken place at the United Launch Alliance, it provided industry perspectives on a range of issues relating to current and upcoming congressional issues, in addition to insights into industry trends and developments, as they relate to Colorado's aerospace industry landscape. Program notes can be found here.
  3. The Technology 202: Those cheap drones you use for extreme sports? The Pentagon wants them, too. The Pentagon wants to bring the same low-cost drone technology behind aerial wedding photos or extreme skiing videos to the battlefield. But it needs the private sector’s help to do so at a time of rising tension between Silicon Valley and Washington.
  4. GSA plans to launch e-commerce platform by end of 2019. GSA aims to establish an online buying platform similar to Amazon.com.
  5. The Procurement Technical Assistance Program is powerful because it connects small business with federal government.The Defense Logistics Agency, part of the Department of Defense, funds the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to increase the number of vendors capable of performing on government contracts.
  6. DoD seeks public input regarding contract-financing rules. DoD is hosting several public meetings to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding revising policies and procedures for contract financing, performance incentives, and associated regulations for DoD contracts.
  7. From our San Diego brethren –  Larissa Breton of Full Circle Communications LLC, joined the NDIA-SD NIST Task Force and her paper and presentation are worth reading now. She does a great job in summarizing many of the pitfalls in our paths
  8. Government Contracts training:
  • Colorado PTAC is providing training to Colorado companies. To make use of the classes, go to www.govology.com and use code “CO8102”. Please provide feedback (positive and negative) to Dennis Casey, PTAC’s Executive Director – d.casey@coloradoptac.org.
  • List of other Training Resources (free and not) available here.

As always, feel free to send any updates that may be of interest to the membership to Eddie Ortiz ( ortiz.edward.a@gmail.com ) or Karri L. Palmetier ( Karri@palmetierlaw.com ).
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