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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
Womble Carlyle
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.
Dentons (US)
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.
McGuireWoods LLP
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.
McGuireWoods LLP
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.
Womble Carlyle
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.
Dentons (US)
"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."
McGuireWoods LLP
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.
McGuireWoods LLP
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".
McGuireWoods LLP
The piece was the top offering Monday in the "Expert Analysis" column on Law360-White Collar.
Mayer Brown
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.
Dentons (US)
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.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
While there are no reports in the United States of forced RFID chip programs, there are laws in the United States that prohibit the mandatory implantation of such devices.
Holland & Knight
On July 29, 2015, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) for the DoD published on its website new "Contract Audit Fraud Scenario and Indicators for Material Pricing Deficiencies in a Postaward Audit."
BakerHostetler
In turn, many companies do not do a particularly good job of recording employee time, and that gives rise to missing or incomplete records, mistakes, unapproved changes, and many more timekeeping problems.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.
Holland & Knight
The Federal Election Commission announced that pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended, it was adjusting contribution and expenditure thresholds and the lobbyist bundling threshold for federal elections.
BakerHostetler
As required by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, on June 3, 2015, the FAR Council introduced a proposed change to the FAR contract bundling requirements.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
In a recent setback for public sector workers' rights, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission held that New Jersey Transit Bus Operations could unilaterally install security cameras on buses, and use footage for disciplinary purposes.
BakerHostetler
This is the second installment in a two-part series about the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority's ("BARDA's") use of Broad Agency Announcements ("BAAs") to solicit industry proposals.
Proskauer Rose LLP
According to a report in the New York Times, the White House is currently considering an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees.
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