Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

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

Securing the Supply Chain

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Numerous pieces of legislation and regulation have been issued in recent years to address the increased threats to the supply chain.  We previously reported on the various aspects of the Section 889 ban on the Government and government contractors’ use and delivery of covered Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment, components and services, and theRead More

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

Controlled Unclassified Information – The Devil Is In The Details

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Recently I participated in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Cyber Division’s Cyber Law and Policy Committee tabletop exercise on the identification and treatment of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) for purposes of compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding covered defense information and cyber incident reporting, and the new Interim DFARS rules, 252.204-7019 and 252.204-7020, on BasicRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

DIB Take Note: SolarWinds Hack and DHS CISA Emergency Directive on Cyber Vulnerabilities Point to the Need to be Prepared for APTs

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If you don’t know about SolarWinds, then you haven’t been reading the news for the past six months. Last October 2020, it was reported that a widely-used networking tool that helps companies in the public and private sectors manage their Information Technology (IT) portfolios – SolarWinds Orion product — had been compromised. Publicly, it hasRead More

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