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  • Defense Contracting

    October 2020

    Defense Contractors Could Fall Under Trump ‘Divisive Concepts’ Executive Order

    By Lindsay Burke , Jennifer Plitsch and Carolyn Rashby
    On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump issued the “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” establishing requirements aimed at “promoting unity in the federal workforce,” by prohibiting workplace training on “divisive concepts,” including “race or sex stereotyping” and “race or sex scapegoating” as newly-defined in the order.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2020

    Showdown Looms on Cost Accounting Standards

    By Peter Hutt II and Peter Terenzio
    The Federal Circuit’s decision in The Boeing Company v. United States clears the way for resolution of Boeing’s substantive challenge to a controversial Federal Acquisition Regulation provision that can give the government windfall recoveries in Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) matters.
  • Defense Department

    September 2020

    Regulators Issue Huawei, ZTE Interim Rule

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2020

    Guidance for CARES Act Implementation

    By Scott Freling , Peter Terenzio and Michael Wagner
    On May 18, the Defense Department released a draft of its much-anticipated guidance implementing Section 3610 of the CARES Act, which authorizes the government to reimburse qualifying contractors for the costs of providing certain paid leave to employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Defense Department

    June 2020

    Key Ruling Issued on Privilege Waivers

    By Kevin T. Barnett and Michael Wagner
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2020

    Key Ruling Issued on Privilege Waivers

    By Kevin T. Barnett and Michael Wagner
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    DPA Rated Contracts Have Some Caveats

    By Frederic M. Levy , Jennifer Plitsch and Carl Wiersum
    The Defense Production Act allows the executive branch to apply a priority rating to its contracts, which would require them to be prioritized over any competing obligations, including prior commercial commitments. Contractors should be aware of how the legislation may apply to them.
  • Defense Department

    March 2020

    Industry May Find Relief for Coronavirus Delays

    By Susan Cassidy , Evan R. Sherwood and Michael Wagner
    The global spread of the COVID-19 virus may put many federal contractors at risk of missing contractual deadlines. In a growing number of cases, supply chains may become cut off, work spaces may be closed or employees may need to stay home — all of which could impact a contractor’s ability to perform in a timely manner.
  • Research and Development

    March 2020

    Pentagon to Evaluate Foreign Influence in R&D

    By Tyler Evans , Jennifer Plitsch , Brooke Stanley and Michael Wagner
    The Defense Department appears poised to join other agencies in scrutinizing ties between U.S.-funded researchers and non-U.S. organizations.
  • 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.
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