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Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs Withholding Wages

Denver Law Firm Seeking to Enjoin Feds from Withholding Wages to Employees of a Veteran Owned Transportation Company On April 28, 2017, Daniel McAuliffe of the law firm Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC in Denver, filed Case Number: 17CV005790 to stop the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from withholding the […]

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National Defense Authorization Act

Changes in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

For the past 50 years, Congress has passed a National Defense Authorization Act which is designed for budgeting purposes as well as various other provisions that impact a variety of concerns held by the federal government. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law in December 2016 and contains several notable changes to […]

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Man Convicted for Deceiving Four Service Disabled Veterans

A man was recently convicted of four counts of wire fraud and sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $1 million fine in connection with a scheme of recruiting service-disabled veterans as owners of a construction company to receive specific government contracts. The man was also sentenced to one year of supervised release by […]

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What Happens to Some Federal Contracts for Veterans When the Owner Dies

There are various federal contracts owned by particular classifications of individuals including veterans. The unexpected death of a service disabled veteran business owner, however, can leave an individual with numerous questions about how ownership of the contract will transfer. This entry will note some elements about these contracts when the certified owner dies and another […]

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Is Your LLC’s Operating Agreement Protecting You

Unanimous Consent Language and Other Requirements In the past two years, several applicants for inclusion in the VIP database have received denial letters from the CVE, because of wording in their operating agreement.  The most common reason for denial is language requiring unanimous consent to amend the agreement itself or to add members to the LLC.  The VA’s OSDBU posts […]

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Kingdomware Technologies

Kingdomware Technologies v. United States Pulled off SCOTUS Calendar

Kingdomware Technologies v. United States The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) was scheduled to hear oral arguments on Kingdomware Technologies v. United States on September 9 in a case involving whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must prioritize service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSBs”) when it buys supplies and services. The case has been withdrawn from the […]

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Colorado Congressman Coffman Co-sponsors SDVOSB Verification Bill

HR 3945-Another Attempt to Revamp the SDVOSB Verification Process The SDVOSB verification process can be tricky.  On November 5, 2015, Representative Mike Coffman, along with five co-sponsors introduced HR 3945, titled Improving Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2015.  While the text of the bill was not available at the time of this […]

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CVE Denies CS-360’s Access to VetBiz VIP Database

Déjà Vu All over Again In 2012 the US District Court for the District of Columbia remanded CS-360, LLC’s case back to the Department of Veterans Affairs “for further consideration and exclamation of its decision to deny Plaintiffs application” for registration in the VetBiz VIP database.  Upon reconsideration, the VA once again denied CS-360’s application […]

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Veterans Have to Play to Get Paid-The Rule of Two

By Dan McAuliffe Satisfying the Rule of Two The Veteran’s Administration (VA) is a frequent target for criticism.  However, veterans themselves are responsible for some of that criticism because they fail to participate in programs designed to benefit them. For example in the case of VA procurements where veterans mistakenly assume there will be set-asides […]

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Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC has been verified by the VA's Center for Verification and Eligibility (CVE) as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)