Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

DNI Apparently Has Granted DoD A Limited Temporary Waiver of Section 889 Implementation

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Government contractors have been closely watching developments in the implementation of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019, which bans government contractors’ use and provision of telecommunications and video surveillance products and services from Huawei, ZTE, and other identified Chinese companies. The Administration has previously determined that the equipment and servicesRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations

Wondering Why Government Contractors Need to Take Cybersecurity Seriously – Criminals and Foreign Adversaries Are Trying to Hack You

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Our blogs and alerts have reported on the increasing legislative and regulatory requirements to promote the security of the U.S. supply chain, including its cybersecurity. In the public sector, these requirements are being imposed to facilitate defense against activities that threaten the operations of the Government, its contractors and their industrial base supply chains, asRead More

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

Senate and House Make Progress in Passing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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A  recent article on this blog reported on the contents of the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), which had been rolled out of committee for consideration by the full Senate. The Senate has since passed its version (S. 4049) and the House has passed its own versionRead More

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

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 Passes Out of Committee for Consideration by Full Senate

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Preparing the defense budget is not an easy thing. Typically, the goal is to have the bills passed by the House and Senate, and then to go into conference to resolve differences and develop a single bill that can pass through both houses of Congress before the end of the current fiscal year and theRead More

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

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Developments – What’s Next for CMMC?

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It is now June 2020. The Department of Defense (DoD) initially projected that, this month, it would issue ten pilot Requests for Information (RFIs) as part of its efforts to develop the means for its implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) under DoD contracts. To date we have not seen any of theRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Government Contracts, Procurement