Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Announced and effective today, August 26, 2015, DoD has issued an interim rule that significantly expands existing DFARS provisions and clauses requiring contractors and subcontractors to report cyber incidents
The DC Circuit Court has rejected an effort by the New York and Tennessee Republican Parties to set aside Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 206(4)-5.
The Department of Defense (DOD) earlier today issued an interim rule, effective immediately, that significantly increases existing cybersecurity requirements for DOD contractors.
Foley & Lardner
Some people trust private industry and the free market to solve economic challenges and develop economic opportunities, while others prefer allowing government initiatives to address such issues.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Administration has been active in promulgating Executive Orders (E.O.) that affect the stakeholders in the Government contracting process.
NC State Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), SB 560, 2015 Continuing Budget Authority. This CR is set to expire at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2015.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has reached an agreement with Senate and House leaders on the spending amount for a revised state budget.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Reversing a lower court decision, the D.C. Circuit recently concluded – for a second time – that certain internal audit documents are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client communication and work production privileges.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
The United States government has awarded more than $280 billion in contracts so far this fiscal year—FY2015 ends September 30.
Angel and Laura worried all week about what we could tell you about in our weekly update, but then yesterday happened.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
It is no secret that federal procurement spending has dropped considerably in recent years.
"The political question doctrine is a 'function of the separation of powers,' and prevents federal courts from deciding issues that the Constitution assigns to the political branches, or that the judiciary is ill-equipped to address."
A special commission created by the state legislature and directed to examine Common Core, the politically contentious national rewrite of education standards, is ready to show its work.
Senate Bill 534, 2015 Continuing Budget Authority, commonly referred to as a Continuing Resolution (CR), expired Friday at 11:59 pm.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Following up on my post from August 5, 2015 , Osceola County, Florida will become the latest county in Florida to prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender people.
Troutman Sanders LLP
If you are a federal contractor subject to Section 503, then you are aware of the new regulations that were released in September 2013.
Holland & Knight
The Office of Management and Budget released a draft guidance document on Aug. 11, 2015, titled "Improving Cybersecurity Protection in Federal Acquisitions".
The piece was the top offering Monday in the "Expert Analysis" column on Law360-White Collar.
Government contractors face ever-increasing pressure to develop robust compliance programs that, among other things, detect potential violations of laws and regulations—which they are then obliged to report to the agency inspector general and the contracting officer.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 11, 2015 released proposed guidance, available here, that takes "major steps" towards – and likely accelerates – the implementation of cybersecurity requirements in federal acquisitions. OMB's proposed guidance directs agencies, among other things, to impose security controls and reporting requirements on contractor information systems on which Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is present.