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  • Ethics

    July 2019

    A Case Study in Compliance vs. Ethics

    By Anne R. Harris
    As a compliance and ethics consultant, I am often asked to clarify the difference. Usually, compliance is “black and white” — you’re either in compliance or you’re not — whereas ethics is rife with “gray areas.”
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2019

    Compliance Guidance for Smaller Contractors

    By Brian E. Sweeney
    In April, the Department of Justice issued updated guidance regarding the evaluation of corporate compliance programs to assist prosecutors in deciding whether they were adequate and effective at the time of an offense, as well as at the time of a charging decision. It builds upon earlier guidance and provides further specificity as to the factors the department will consider in their evaluations.
  • Defense Department

    April 2019

    Clarifying Export Control Internal Investigations

    By Usha Neelakantan and Daniel B. Pickard
    U.S. government contractors operating in the defense sector compete in a highly regulated and scrutinized market that is subject to investigation by federal enforcement agencies.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Get on Board with EU Data Regulation

    By Robert Bond
    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force last year, is the most significant development in data protection law in the past 20 years.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Reasons to Outsource a Chief Compliance Officer

    By John Hanson
    The outsourcing of high-level management functions is nothing new.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    Justice Adopts Corporate Monitoring Policy

    By Brian D. Miller
    In an Oct. 11 memorandum, “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski provided updated guidance on how the Department of Justice will monitor corporations that may have engaged in misconduct.
  • Cybersecurity

    November 2018

    The Nexus Between Cyber and Ethics

    By Brian E. Sweeney
    In September, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan commented that the Pentagon intends to hold industry accountable for improved cybersecurity, and in that regard “we’re in a new world.”
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2018

    Other Transaction Authority - Big Rewards, Risks

    By Angela Styles
    For decades, the Department of Defense has struggled to keep pace with modern technology.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2018

    Uncertainty Persists Around Alien Tort Statute

    By Laura Alexander and Christopher Hale
    As defense contractors pursue an increasing array of opportunities abroad, they must remain mindful of the risks of civil liability and lawsuits brought against them in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2018

    We May Not Be as Ethical as We Think We Are

    By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
    Judge Learned Hand famously said: “The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right.” Many believe it was a profound statement. But what — if anything — does it have to do with ethics?
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