Jason focuses his practice on federal and state procurement, government technology, bid protests and government contract disputes, and regulatory compliance. He utilizes experience in state government, government technology, and complex procurement to solve problems in innovative and efficient ways.
By Edwin O. Childs, Abram J. Pafford, Todd R. Steggerda, Jason M. Vespoli and McGuireWoods LLP on Government ContractsOn November 4, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced significant changes to the strategic direction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Specifically, DoD stated that the goal of these changes is to simplify the CMMC standard and prioritize the protection of certain types of controlled defense information. After a nine-month internal review by the… Continue Reading
By Edwin O. Childs, Abram J. Pafford, Todd R. Steggerda, Jason M. Vespoli and McGuireWoods LLP on Government ContractsOn June 8, the White House released the findings of a 100-day assessment of critical supply chains, identifying actions needed to bolster domestic manufacturing of critical goods, reduce dependence on foreign nations for supply chain needs, create jobs and address unfair trade practices. For highlights of the report detailing structural weaknesses in supply chains for… Continue Reading
By Patrick Rowan and Jason M. Vespoli on Government ContractsCongress stood-up the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) to make recommendations to the President and Congress “to advance the development of artificial intelligence [AI], machine learning, and associated technologies … to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.” The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 1051 further instructed the… Continue Reading
By Edwin O. Childs, Abram J. Pafford and Jason M. Vespoli on Government ContractsOn Jan. 25, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed an executive order aimed at strengthening “Buy American” rules to increase the federal government’s procurement of American-made goods. According to the White House, this order makes several significant changes to the implementation of the laws requiring federal government agencies to procure materials and products domestically. Click here to continue… Continue Reading
By Jason M. Vespoli on Compliance,Government ContractsThe Department of Defense is rolling out new regulations over the next five years to set progressive steps toward mandatory cybersecurity certification for government contractors. The first set of requirements goes into effect Nov. 30. Click here to learn what contractors must do now to ensure they are eligible for award of new contracts, task… Continue Reading