Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Supply Chain Risk Management

President Expands Ban on Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies Based on Finding of Unusual and Extraordinary Threats – Actions to Address Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Risk Continuing

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Previously we reported on President Trump’s Executive Orders banning U.S. nationals’ investment in designated Chinese companies that pose a threat to our national security under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Law360 reports that under that ban a total of 44 companies were designated as Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMCs).  In addition, we reported onRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management

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

Continuing Developments on the Supply Chain Front

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Recent weeks have brought news on multiple fronts regarding supply chain risks and actions in response thereto: Commerce ICTS Regulations to Go Into Effect; Chinese ICTS Companies, Products and Services in the Headlights The Trump Administration rolled out regulations to implement prohibitions on the use or delivery of covered Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance productsRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management

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

DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Seeks Wider Distribution of Vaccine to Government Contractor Employees to Secure the DIB – Contractors Take Note!

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As government contractors, you have been caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one hand, you have been required to continue to perform your government contracts to ensure the safety and protection of the nation and on the other you have had to address not only state and local governmentRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management