Government Contracts & Investigations

President Expands Ban on Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies Based on Finding of Unusual and Extraordinary Threats – Actions to Address Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Risk Continuing

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Previously we reported on President Trump’s Executive Orders banning U.S. nationals’ investment in designated Chinese companies that pose a threat to our national security under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Law360 reports that under that ban a total of 44 companies were designated as Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMCs).  In addition, we reported onRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management

How Do You Address Solicitation Requirements and Contract Performance After CMMC Rollout?

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Understanding the requirements for compliance with the interim DFARS rule on basic assessment and compliance with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is not a task for the faint of heart. The rule requires that you accurately report the status of your compliance with the cybersecurity requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special PublicationRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

In the Wake of Colonial Pipeline Cyber Incident, President Issues Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity – What Will It Do?

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If you live on the East Coast and tried to get gasoline last week, you already know firsthand of the impacts that a cyber incident can wreck on the supply chain.  As a result of the Colonial Pipeline cyber incident, a ransomware attack that led to the six-day shutdown of a key pipeline for gasoline,Read More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

Antitrust Developments and the Potential Impact on Government Contractors

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The Remedy of Divestiture: Steves and Sons, Inc. v. JELD-WEN, Inc. For what is believed to be the first time ever, a private plaintiff successfully challenged an already consummated merger under antitrust law and won divestiture as part of its remedy. Does this pose a potential increased risk of antitrust enforcement remedies of divestiture onlyRead More

Topics: Antitrust, Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements, Government Contracts

The 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced on April 26, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open after being delayed in May of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See our prior post addressing the anticipated open date here. The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 ComponentRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Labor and Employment