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Effective Last Month! – DoD's Implementation Of New FAR Prohibitions On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
We recently wrote about the FAR Council's release of an interim rule implementing restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers and service
United States
9 Sep 2019
What's The VA Got To Do With It? Military Medical Procurement Changes Reach The VA
There are big changes happening in military healthcare procurement. Some are unsurprising given the October 1, 2019 deadline for the reorganization of all military hospitals and clinics
United States
30 Aug 2019
The U.S. Government Investigates U.S. Universities Participating In The "Confucius Institutes" Program
In July, the U.S. Department of Education Notices of Investigation to four U.S. universities seeking information on the "Confucius Institutes" operating on their campuses.
United States
22 Aug 2019
Effective Immediately! – FAR Amended To Include Prohibition On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
In accordance with Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the 2019 NDAA, which required imposition of broad restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers...
United States
15 Aug 2019
"Buy American" (Again): New Executive Order Requires Changes (By 2020)
On July 15, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order requiring regulations implementing the Buy American Act, 41 U.S.C. §§ 8301-8305, to be changed.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Virgil Quick Come See: FCC Drives Down Local Government Regulation Of Cable Operators
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the FCC took several actions to address persistent, decades-long efforts by local governments to convert their control over local rights-of-way
United States
8 Aug 2019
New Bill Seeks To Bring Clarity To Insider Trading Law
On May 7, 2019, Representative James Himes (D-Conn) introduced the "Insider Trading Prohibition Act" (H.R. 2534). The proposed legislation would amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
United States
6 Aug 2019
Supreme Court Takes Back Takings: Knick v. Township Of Scott
The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited ruling in Knick v. Township of Scott, concluding that a plaintiff alleging that local governments have violated the Takings Clause.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Cyber Update: DoD Contractor Cybersecurity Certification And 33 New Enhanced Controls To Combat The Advanced Persistent Threat
The Government remains intensely focused on how best to protect its Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) once it is released to contractors.
United States
8 Jul 2019
VA Begins Seeking MSPV 2.0 Partners
The Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), Veterans Health Administration ("VHA") has begun the move toward its new Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor ("MSPV") 2.0 program
United States
8 Jul 2019
New York State Legislature Enacts Sweeping Changes To Combat Sexual Harassment
On June 19th, the New York State Senate and Assembly voted to pass omnibus legislation greatly strengthening protections against sexual harassment.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Oh Snap! Supreme Court Rejects Substantial Competitive Harm Test For Key FOIA Exemption
On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that Exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects from public disclosure "trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person privileged or confidential,"...
United States
2 Jul 2019
Feds Focus On Individuals In Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Controls ("OFAC")
United States
13 Jun 2019
The Future Of COTS Procurement: Top 10 Questions From GSA's Section 846 Phase 2 Report
On May 2, 2019, the General Services Administration ("GSA") and the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") finally released their Phase 2 Implementation Report (the "Phase 2 Report")
United States
13 Jun 2019
Veterans Are First At The VA Following New Class Deviation Implementing Recent Federal Circuit Mandate
In its most recent attempt to strike the appropriate balance between the Veterans First and AbilityOne programs, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") issued on May 20, 2019 a class deviation
United States
13 Jun 2019
CBCA Rules Contractor Under GWAC Task Orders Properly Submitted Claims To The Agency Ordering Contracting Officer Instead Of The Procuring Contracting Officer
In a case of first impression, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals ("CBCA") ruled that a contractor performing task orders issued against a government-wide acquisition contract ("GWAC")
United States
13 Jun 2019
How To Prevent Or Defend Against Business Crimes, Including Trade Secrets And Human Trafficking
The C-Suite rarely wants to consider, much less worry about, the impacts of criminal conduct on their business.
United States
13 Jun 2019
New Executive Order To Further Restrict Business With Huawei And Other Foreign Adversaries Engaged In Cyber Espionage
On May 15, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order ("EO") targeting activities of certain foreign telecommunications companies based in hostile countries.
United States
4 Jun 2019
EEOC Announces Decision To Collect 2017 Employee Pay Data, In Addition To 2018 Pay Data, By September 30, 2019
In connection with last month's ruling from a Washington, D.C. district court reinstating the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's.
United States
22 May 2019
INTERNATIONAL TECH INVESTMENT ISSUE – A Wave Of Export Regulation To Hit US Technologies
A wave is coming. An enormous wave of regulation will soon crash on Silicon Valley, Boston and other tech centres around the United States, and very few people have their surfboards ready.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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