Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: 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

Susan Warshaw Ebner Quoted on New DOD Cybersecurity Rule in Law360

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Government Contracts & Investigations Co-Chair Susan Warshaw Ebner recently discussed the impact of the new Department of Defense (DOD) rule that will apply to government contractors in an article by Law360. The interim rule, which was published on September 29 and goes into effect on November 30, 2020, requires that contractors at all tiers be assessed and certified as compliant withRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

CMMC Advisory Board – The Good News First

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Advisory Board (CMMC AB) made a major announcement on September 16, 2020, announcing that it has trained an initial group of provisional assessors. As an earlier posting explains, the CMMC establishes cybersecurity controls for certification of government contractors from Level 1, the basic set of controls that all governmentRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy