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Posts from Susan Ebner

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

Small Business Runway Act Regulation Goes Into Effect – You May Have a Choice in How to Calculate Your Size

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Being a small business can have its advantages. Federal procurement rules provide that certain contracting opportunities may be set-aside for small business competition. Small businesses also may be exempt from certain procurement provisions, such as subcontracting plan requirements and coverage under Federal Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prime and higher-tier subcontractors also are incentivized to useRead More

Topics: Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues, Subcontracting and Strategic Alliances

Securing the Supply Chain – CMMC Draft Version 0.7 Issued

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Last month we reported on the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) issuance of Version 0.6 of its draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. That draft included DoD updates and revisions to CMMC’s domains, capabilities and practices for Levels 1 through 3. It deferred revisions to those parts of CMMC covering Levels 4 and 5. OnRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process, Contract Administration, Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Ethics and Compliance

Final FAR Rule Mandating GIDEP Reporting of Actual or Suspected Counterfeit Parts Issued: More Questions Than Answers

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Supply chain risks are on the rise. Protecting the supply chain is a critical aspect of our national security, health and public safety. Whether parts are electronic or not, if they aren’t what they are represented to be, don’t do what they are supposed to do, or do things that they’re not supposed to do,Read More

Topics: Contract Administration, Statutes and Regulations

DoD Issues Revised Draft Cyber Security Model Certification to Address Levels 1 Through 3

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Previously we reported on the Department of Defense (‘DoD”) efforts to develop a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program to verify the status of contractor cybersecurity and compliance. The CMMC program contemplates that third party auditors will be qualified and retained to review and certify contractors and suppliers at all tiers on their levels ofRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy