Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Government Contracts

Judicial Holdings Throw Vaccine Mandate Implementation into Disarray

As anticipated in our prior alerts, there have been continuing practical and legal challenges to implementing the Path Out of the Pandemic plan. This alert provides an update on the current status of challenges to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)Read More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

White House Fact Sheet Results in Additional Questions for Government Contractors

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On November 4, 2021, the White House released a fact sheet on the issuance of new OSHA ETS and CMS Rules and also addressed some changes to the previously announced EO 14042 federal contractor vaccination mandate. During last week’s White House press briefing, officials had suggested that the administration might at least delay implementation of the EORead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Government Contractors Continues to Develop

We have previously reported on implementation issues arising from President Biden’s Path out of the Pandemic plan, which included issuance of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the related Safer Workforce Task Force Guidance, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Class Deviations. Since our last report, several legal developments warrant attention: Nineteen statesRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Update on Vaccine Requirements and Roll Out of the Path out of Pandemic Plan

We have been answering a number of questions from clients regarding the nature and scope of the requirements for COVID vaccination, testing, masking and more. Our previous alert and blogs laid out the administration’s Path out of the Pandemic, the overarching directive outlining the federal government’s vaccination plan across government and industry sectors. This includedRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

A Sea Change in Handling of Government Contractor Cyber Incident Reporting?

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In the wake of increasing cybersecurity threats and incidents, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) amended its Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in 2015 to issue the 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting clause (DFARS clause).  The DFARS clause, which is included in all DoD solicitations and contracts, including those for acquisitionsRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements, Government Contracts