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  • Defense Department

    July 2021

    New Guidance on Domestic Sourcing Waivers

    By Anna Menzel , Evan R. Sherwood and Michael Wagner
    On June 11, the White House released new guidance on its plans to limit waivers of domestic sourcing laws, bolstering its previously issued “Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers.”
  • Cybersecurity

    July 2021

    Biden Signs Order to Bolster Cybersecurity

    By Susan B. Cassidy , Trisha Anderson , Micaela McMurrough , Robert Huffman and Tyler Holbrook
    On May 12, President Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.”
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2021

    Prepare Now for the $15 Minimum Wage

    By Andrew Guy , Nooree Lee and Anna Menzel
    In April, President Joe Biden signed an “Executive Order on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors” that will raise the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors to $15, effective Jan. 30, 2022.
  • Global Defense Market

    May 2021

    U.S. Senators Propose Trade-Pact Waivers

    By Jennifer Plitsch , Sarah Shepson and Carl Wiersum
    The recently enacted American Rescue Plan includes $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus, health care and related funding, while President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposal includes $2.3 trillion in critical infrastructure investments.
  • Defense Department

    April 2021

    Biden Directs Broad Review of Supply Chains

    By Trisha Anderson , Susan B. Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
    President Joe Biden on Feb. 24 signed a far-reaching “Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains.”
  • Cybersecurity

    February 2021

    Expect More False Claims Act Cybersecurity Cases

    By Susan Cassidy , Peter Hutt II and Michael Wagner
    In the federal contracting community, it has long been predicted that the government’s increased cybersecurity requirements will eventually lead to a corresponding increase in False Claims Act litigation involving cybersecurity compliance.
  • Contracting

    January 2021

    Procurement Collusion Strike Force Gets a Boost

    By Ross Demain , Mike Pierce and Michael Wagner
    Just over a year after launching the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division announced new measures to further its pursuit of antitrust and related schemes in government procurement, grant and program funding. These changes expand the strike force’s enforcement capacity and signal the department’s enduring — and intensifying — commitment to its mission.
  • Image - Parsing the Meaning of Performance Risk Scores Government Contracting Insights

    December 2020

    Parsing the Meaning of Performance Risk Scores

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Darby Rourick
    On Sept. 29, the Defense Department released an interim rule on addressing its increased requirements for assessing whether contractors are compliant with the 110 security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171. Contractors could be affected by how the Pentagon uses the assessment scores to evaluate supplier performance risks.
  • 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.
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