Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Supply Chain Risk Management

EO Addressing Threat from Securities Investments in Chinese Military Companies

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As a preface to this blog, I recently gave a presentation with Nate Picarsic and Emily de la Bruyere at the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section Fall Procurement Symposium on “China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy Supply Chain Implications.” China’s Military-Civil Fusion strategy poses increasing threats to our defense supply chain. Countries and entities aroundRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management

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

Continuing Developments in Cybersecurity

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The Government continues to take steps to address its Defense Industrial Base supply chain cybersecurity. Below are some of the emerging developments you should be following in this space: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Previously we reported on the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) activities to roll out a CMMC program. DoD has now rolled outRead More

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