Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Statutes and Regulations

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

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

DoD Increases the Justification and Approval Threshold for Its Sole Source Contract Awards to 8(a) Contractors to $100 Million

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Implementing Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA FY ‘20), on July 5, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase the threshold for requiring sole source justifications of awards to Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses.  UnderRead More

Topics: Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues, Statutes and Regulations

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

New Law Makes Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, H.R. 7010 (PPPFA) recently passed by Congress and signed by the president on June 5, 2020 makes significant changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in an effort to provide greater flexibility and benefits to borrowers. The implementation of these changes will depend in part upon furtherRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations