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Interim Rule Banning Huawei And Other Chinese Companies Released
Like Section 889, the Interim Rule prohibits the sale of covered products or services to the federal government.
United States
14 Aug 2019
Defense Contractors To See New Cybersecurity Standards, Independent Certification Requirements
Details concerning the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) new cybersecurity standards are emerging.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Cost Of Cybersecurity Compliance Now An Allowable Cost?
The defense contractor community is buzzing about a recent announcement by Katie Arrington, the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition for Cybersecurity.
United States
25 Jul 2019
Clean Tech Opportunities In The Wake Of The 2018 Elections
After a slow start, and with support and prodding from Congress, the Trump Administration has picked up the pace creating opportunities for clean technology and resiliency solutions.
United States
15 Jan 2019
New Proposed Regulations Limit The Use Of LPTA
The overuse of the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection process (see FAR 15.101-2(a)) has drawn criticism from both industry and government over the last few years.
United States
7 Dec 2018
GAO Upholds Proposal Rejection Over Conflicting Cage Codes
Contractors with corporate structures involving more than one entity, such as parent and subsidiary, utilize multiple Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes.
United States
3 Oct 2018
White House's New National Cyber Strategy: Dramatic Changes For Government Contractors
President Donald Trump recently unveiled a new National Cyber Strategy (Strategy) that centers on four pillars of priority
United States
1 Oct 2018
Government Continues Cautious Approach To Blockchain Technology
The potential security benefits of blockchain technology have received a great deal of media attention. The federal government has initiated several exploratory programs to study...
United States
26 Jun 2018
GSA Identifies Fraudulent Activity In And Imposes New Requirements
The latest revelations about cybersecurity breaches hit right at the core of the government contracting community.
United States
23 Apr 2018
Government Contractors Should Expect Another Level Of Cybersecurity Requirements
The Department of Defense's cybersecurity requirements for Covered Defense Information became effective on Dec. 31, 2017. See DFARS 52.204-7012. There is no corresponding FAR ...
United States
29 Jan 2018
2018 NDAA Analysis: Signals Towards The Federal Government's Growing Interest In Blockchain Technology
This is the seventh blog post in a series analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as signed into law on December 12, 2017.
United States
4 Jan 2018
2017, We Hardly Knew You: A Look Ahead To 2018
Taking over as editors of Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Blog has been a labor, but it has been a labor of love.
United States
3 Jan 2018
2018 NDAA Analysis: Intellectual Property Provisions
This is the sixth blog post in a series analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as agreed to by House and Senate negotiators on November 8, 2017.
United States
13 Dec 2017
DoD Issues Guidance For Compliance With Cybersecurity Regulations
In recently released guidance, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) confirms a "one size does not fit all" approach to contractor compliance with its cybersecurity clauses that cover the safeguarding...
United States
16 Oct 2017
DoD Seeks Industry Input On DFARS Buying Reform
DoD has invited written comments from the public. The comments are due on August 21, 2017.
United States
29 Jun 2017
DoD To Host Industry Information Day On Implementation Of Cybersecurity Rules
The Dec. 31, 2017 deadline for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors to comply with DoD's cybersecurity and breach reporting requirements is looming.
United States
19 Apr 2017
Department Of Defense Proposes New Uniform Grant And Cooperative Agreement Regulations
On November 7, 2016, the DoD published six Notices of Proposed Rulemakings that collectively update the agency's existing interim regulations governing awards of grants and cooperative agreements.
United States
15 Nov 2016
DoD Finalizes Cybersecurity And Cloud Computing Rule
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule following-up on the interim rules it had issued on August 26 and December 30, 2015, regarding safeguarding contractor networks and purchasing cloud computer services.
United States
3 Nov 2016
DSS Revises Cybersecurity Requirements For Contractors Handling Classified Information
On May 18, 2016, Department Security Service (DSS) recently approved Change 2 (Change 2) to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).
United States
21 Jun 2016
FAR Information System Security Standards Rules Finalized
The U.S. federal government announced new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules that set high-level standards for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit federal contract information.
United States
23 May 2016
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