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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
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
The United States Munitions List: When Guns Come Off Of The ITAR
In our blog shop, most of the news we scan is the nerdy minutia of regulatory nuance.
21 Sep 2017
Dear Congress: Your District Needs A New E-4 Visa For Promising Entrepreneurs
In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security proposed an "International Entrepreneur" parole rule that would allow qualifying foreign entrepreneurs to develop and grow their start-up companies...
United States
10 Jul 2017
The Foreign Agents Registration Act: Rising Out Of Obscurity
Who would have thought that a little-known, 1930s-era law would suddenly become a household name? Not me.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Defense Contracting Innovation In State Of Flux
Over the last few years, both the Department of Defense and Congress have been pursuing innovation in defense-related technologies, processes or methods from a variety of sources...
United States
22 Mar 2017
DoD Proposes Cost Allowability Rule For Correcting Counterfeit Electronic Parts
The Department of Defense recently proposed to make specified costs allowable that are associated with discovering and correcting counterfeit or suspect counterfeit electronic parts.
United States
27 Apr 2016
DoD Seeks Public Comments Before Issuing A Proposed Rule On IR&D Costs
The Department of Defense intends to issue a proposed rule to ensure that substantial future independent research and development ("IR&D" or "IRAD") expenses, which can be used as a means to reduce bid prices in competitive source selections, are evaluated in a uniform way during the competitive process.
United States
7 Mar 2016
Department Of Defense Provides Government Contractors A Grace Period For Compliance With Key Cybersecurity Requirements
In response to industry concerns and comments, on December 30, 2015, the Department of Defense issued a new interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) cybersecurity rules...
United States
7 Jan 2016
Contractors Beware: An Overly Broad Confidentiality Agreement Could Cost You!
Defense contractors should review their policies to ensure they meet the requirements of these new clauses.
United States
27 Nov 2015
With Gratitude
Wednesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day. The lawyers and staff of Sheppard Mullin worldwide wish to take this opportunity to thank all who have served for the sacrifices they have made in support of our nation's defenses.
United States
3 Nov 2015
A Gross Carriage Of Justice: Obama To Remove Cuba From Terrorist Sponsor List
In a move that may honestly mean more to America than to Cuba, the White House announced today that President Obama will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism."
21 Apr 2015
Department Of Defense Updates Its Instruction For Acquisitions Of Software And Weapons Systems
On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the "Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service."
United States
2 Feb 2015
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Set To Expire At Year End
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress.
United States
2 Jan 2015
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Set To Expire Year End
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress.
United States
2 Jan 2015
Accounts And Accountability: Arab Bank Found Liable For Transactions Under The Anti-Terrorism Act
A Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan’s largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing financial services to individuals and entities linked to Hamas.
United States
16 Oct 2014
"They’re Here" – What You Need To Know Now About The Chilling New DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule … And Its NASA "Spinoff"
If you are a contractor that interacts with both the Department of Defense and "electronic parts," it is time to crack open 79 FR 26,092.
United States
23 May 2014
What’s New Out There? Highlights From The Federal Register
The Department of Defense issued a final rule that sets forth contractor responsibilities related to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.
United States
23 May 2014
Spacing Out: BIS Issues Report On Export Controls And The Space Industrial Base
In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") published a report ("Report") detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry.
United States
9 Apr 2014
"The Song Remains The Same" - DFARS Removes And Replaces Restrictions On Export Controls
A discussion on a new proposed rule from the Department of Energy imposing new and onerous requirements relating to compliance with the U.S. export control laws.
United States
25 Jul 2013
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