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  • 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.
  • 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.
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