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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 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

    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.
  • Contracting

    October 2019

    Contractors Face New Reporting Requirements

    By Jeff Bozman , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2019

    Lessons on Contractor Termination for Default

    By Alex Sarria and Carl Wiersum
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently overturned an agency’s decision to terminate a government contractor for default. The case serves as an important reminder that, when reviewing such a termination, the court gives little credence to the government’s subjective beliefs regarding the contractor’s ability to perform.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2019

    Changes in Treatment of Confidential Info

    By Kevin T. Barnett , Peter Hutt II and Nooree Lee
    In June, the Supreme Court significantly altered how government agencies will treat confidential commercial information protected from disclosure by Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — an issue that recurs repeatedly with respect to information submitted by contractors to government agencies.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2019

    How to Challenge a Bad Performance Rating

    By Alex Sarria and Kevin T. Barnett
    While you might not be able to fight City Hall, you can fight a Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System rating.
  • Infotech

    May 2019

    Changes in IP Rights May be on the Horizon

    By Bryan Byrd , Alex Hastings , Jennifer Plitsch and Carl Wiersum
    Recent findings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology could limit the scope of U.S. government rights to intellectual property, to the benefit of contractors.
  • Cyber

    May 2019

    Keep an Eye on Internet of Things Legislation

    By Susan Cassidy , Micha Nandaraj Gallo and Katharine Goodloe
    A new bill introduced by Congress would require the development of detailed policy guidance that, if adopted, could significantly boost cybersecurity enhancements for the internet of things.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2019

    IG Report Has Implications for Contractors

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Michael Wagner
    On Feb. 25, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General issued an audit report analyzing the prices of spare aviation parts purchased by the government from TransDigm Group Inc. The report has important implications for contractors doing business with the Pentagon.
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