Government Contracts & Investigations

NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0 Issued

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On January 16, 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0 (Privacy Framework). The Privacy Framework follows the same type of structure as the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was first issued in February 2014 (NIST Cybersecurity Framework). Specifically, NIST identifies the Privacy FrameworkRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Privacy, Privacy Protection, Supply Chain Risk Management

D.C. District Court Declines to Follow Narrow, Strict Guidance on Permanent Injunctions Sought by the FTC

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The FTC has accused Surescripts, LLC (“Surescripts”) of using improper tactics to sustain its monopoly over services related to electronic prescriptions in violation of the Sherman Act. Surescripts has challenged the D.C. federal court’s subject matter jurisdiction over the matter, and further has argued that the FTC is not entitled to seek monetary relief inRead More

Topics: Antitrust

OFCCP Proposes Clarifying Evidence Standards, Post-Audit Procedures in Regulations

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) is seeking to codify its current procedures for analyzing statistical evidence of discrimination and communicating with contractors after finding potential violations of the laws it enforces. The proposed regulations provide greater clarity to the contractor community about OFCCP’s process both during and after audits. What do theRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment, Statutes and Regulations

Securing the Information and Communications Technology Services Supply Chain – Proposed Department of Commerce Rule

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The Department of Commerce (Commerce) recently issued a proposed regulation to better secure the United States’ information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chain. The ICTS supply chain supports how government, industry and the public communicate and conduct their business. The ICTS supply chain encompasses the generation, storage and transmission of data for criticalRead More

Topics: Sourcing Restrictions

GAO Reminds Offerors that It’s Important to Substantiate Key Personnel’s Experience

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Putting your best foot, or best personnel, forward seems like “Winning the Contract Award 101.” But a refresher course never hurts. Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Deloitte Consulting, LLC (Deloitte), B-416882.4 (January 6, 2020), provided a reminder about the content of a quotation where the solicitation requires submission of a crosswalk, resume,Read More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process