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  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Readying Security Plans for Evaluation

    By Ian Brekke and Susan Cassidy
    The Defense Department recently issued final guidance for requiring activities to assess contractors’ system security plans and their implementation of the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.
  • Missile Defense

    January 2019

    JUST IN: State Dept. Official Sees No Progress in Missile Treaty Talks

    Recent discussions indicate that Russia is still unwilling to give in to the Trump administration's demands to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, potentially opening the door to U.S. development of new offensive missiles, according to a top State Department official.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Courts Split on False Claims Act Deadlines

    By Andrew Guy , Peter Hutt II and Michael Wagner
    When does a private party need to file a qui tam action under the False Claims Act? Such a seemingly simple question has resulted in three different answers from six different courts.
  • Defense Department

    December 2018

    Key Takeaways from Industrial Base Report

    By Jeff Bozman , Justin M. Ganderson and Zachary Mears
    Last year, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13806, which commissioned a comprehensive evaluation of the defense industrial base and supply chains of the United States. That evaluation recently was released in unclassified form.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    NDIA Policy Points: Congress Builds Opportunities for U.S. Firms

    By Regina Wright
    Even well-informed members of the defense industrial base may have missed an advantageous piece of legislation passed by Congress as part of a recent Federal Aviation Administration authorization act.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2018

    Courts Strike Down False Claims Act Complaints

    By Justin M. Ganderson , Peter Hutt II and Evan R. Sherwood
    Over the summer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit — in United States ex rel. Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., 896 F.3d 834 — unanimously affirmed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a False Claims Act complaint regarding alleged Trade Agreements Act non-compliances because the relator failed to plead fraud with “particularity” under Rule 9(b).
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2018

    How Enforceable Are Teaming Agreements?

    By Dan Johnson
    Experienced government contractors know that teaming agreements are often a critical component of the procurement process.
  • Cybersecurity

    September 2018

    Small Contractors Struggle with Cyber Rules

    By Corbin Evans
    Clear policy drives effective implementation. Conversely, complex, opaque policy frequently leads to confusion and lack of compliance. Unfortunately, complexity and lack of understanding limit the Defense Department’s efforts to enhance cybersecurity in its supply chain.
  • Defense Department

    July 2018

    Reforms Deliver Wins for Small Businesses

    By Christopher Smith
    By some metrics, 2017 was a banner year for small business federal contractors.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2018

    Granston Memo Could Impact Qui Tam Actions

    By Frederick Benson , Herbert L. Fenster and Peter Hutt II
    A January Department of Justice memorandum directs prosecutors to more seriously consider dismissing certain qui tam actions brought pursuant to the False Claims Act.
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