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  • Defense Contracting

    January 2020

    Pentagon Updating Cybersecurity Guidance

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
    In December, the Defense Department released a new draft of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, an important guide for contractors.
  • Defense Department

    January 2020

    Vital Signs 2020: Industrial Base Could Struggle to Surge Production in Wartime

    The U.S. industrial base would be challenged to ramp up production to meet wartime requirements in the event of a protracted great power conflict, analysts and Pentagon officials say.
  • Defense Department

    January 2020

    Vital Signs 2020: Small Businesses Concerned About New Cybersecurity Certification

    The Pentagon is rolling out new cybersecurity regulations for handling unclassified information that may bar contractors from bidding on future programs if they do not obtain the required certifications.
  • Defense Department

    January 2020

    Vital Signs 2020: Defense Sector Straining to Attract STEM Talent

    For years, experts and military officials have been sounding the alarm across the defense industry: More STEM — or science, technology, engineering and mathematics — talent is needed to meet the challenges of a volatile and uncertain future.
  • Defense Department

    January 2020

    Vital Signs 2020: Defense Industrial Base’s Report Card Reveals ‘C’ Grade

    By Wesley Hallman and Christopher Smith
    The Executive Order 13806 report on production risks to critical defense industrial supply chains in 2018 starkly framed the health of the U.S. defense industrial base as key to the readiness of the nation’s armed forces to confront near-term threats and their ability to compete long-term against strategic adversaries.
  • Defense Department

    January 2020

    Signs of Progress on Industrial Base Issues

    By Jens Pederson-Giles and Kevin Merrick
    For decades, defense policymakers have focused attention on the U.S. manufacturing sector as an area of strategic concern for the United States.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2020

    New Rule Expands Counterfeit Reporting

    By Susan Cassidy , Peter Terenzio and Michael Wagner
    On Nov. 22, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued a final rule setting forth new provisions that require the reporting of certain counterfeit and suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances to the Government–Industry Data Exchange Program.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2020

    Corporate Governance: The Unfiltered Truth

    By Carrie Penman
    Corporate governance and “long-termism” are key buzzwords in our modern fiduciary lexicon.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2019

    Companies Need Culture of Integrity

    By Steve Priest
    Compliance is not working; or at the very least, it is not working nearly as well as it should.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2019

    New Justice Dept. ‘Strike Force’ on the Prowl

    By Mike Fanelli , Frederic M. Levy , Phil Warren and Dan Shallman
    On Nov. 5, the Department of Justice announced the launch of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, or PCSF. Its creation marks a significant development in the government procurement enforcement landscape.
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