Keir Bancroft

Keir Bancroft

Venable LLP

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Risky Business: How Rules Governing Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Reporting on Nonconformance Have Put Risk at a Premium in the...

Any contractor or subcontractor supplying the government with electronic parts or other items should consider new rules aimed at controlling counterfeit electronic parts and monitoring for nonconformance. In an industry...more

7/2/2014 - Contractors Counterfeiting DFARS Electronics FAR Federal Contractors Material Suppliers Risk Mitigation Subcontractors Supply Chain Supply Contracts

Business News Digest – June 2014

In this issue: - SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings - Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention - Exactly How Much Omega-3 Is in There? -...more

6/4/2014 - Celebrity Endorsements CFPB Enforcement Enforcement Actions Estate Tax FCPA FTC Instrumentality Non-Profits Nonbank Firms Parental Leave Private Equity Private Equity Funds SEC

Why the 50 Percent Rule Deserves 100 Percent Attention

Small business prime contractors and their team members should pay careful attention to how the "50 Percent Rule" applies to their proposals and contracts. Some recent GAO bid protest decisions reveal that the 50 Percent Rule...more

6/2/2014 - Bid Protests Contractors Federal Contractors Fifty Percent Rule GAO NDAA SBA Small Business

Proposed FAR Amendment Would Expand the Scope of Personal Conflict of Interest Rules

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have proposed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to expand the scope of...more

5/1/2014 - Conflicts of Interest DOD FAR GSA NASA

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does...more

3/10/2014 - BIS Copyright Cybersecurity Export Controls Exports Facebook FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety GINA Iran Iran Sanctions NDAA Nutrition Facts Labels Privacy Laws Small Business Trade Secrets

NIST Releases Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

On February 12, 2014, the White House announced the release of the final version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Framework includes standards and processes for assessing...more

2/18/2014 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework NIST

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -...more

2/6/2014 - CFPB CMS Compliance DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety Food Supply Foreign Corporations Healthcare Jurisdiction Medicare SCOTUS SEC

Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You

Do you want to be eligible for government contracts in the future? Per President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, a DoD and GSA joint working group recently recommended how cybersecurity can be implemented in federal...more

2/5/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection DHS DOD Federal Acquisition Regulations Federal Contractors GSA

Time to Comply: New DoD Rules Governing Supply Chain Risk Information and Unclassified Controlled Technical Information

cGovernment contractors should be aware of recent Department of Defense (DoD) rules governing Information Relating to Supply Chain Risk, 78 Fed. Register 69,268 (Nov. 18, 2013) and Unclassified Controlled Technical...more

1/9/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity DOD National Security Supply Chain UCTI

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and...more

11/6/2013 - Advertising Asset Management Compliance Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Enforcement Internet JOBS Act Mary Jo White Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Native Advertising NIST SEC

New SBA Regulations Address Multiple Award Contracts

Any contractor performing under a multiple award contract (MAC), including an IDIQ, a GSA Schedule Contract, a GWAC, or a multiple award task or delivery order contract, should be aware that small business regulation of such...more

11/1/2013 - Contractors Multiple Award Contracts NAICS SBA Subcontractors

NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

On October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the preliminary Cybersecurity Framework (PCF) in accordance with section 7(e) of President Obama’s February Executive Order (EO) on...more

10/30/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Orders NIST

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

10/4/2013 - Banks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Compensation Financial Regulatory Reform NIST Pay Ratio SCORE Act SEC Security Clearance Short Sales Social Media Transparency User-Generated Content

Clearance: How the SCORE Act and Other Initiatives to Reform the Security Clearance Process May Affect Government Contractors

In the wake of recent leaks of top secret information and attacks on military installations, Congress and members of the Obama Administration are taking a closer look at the security clearance process. Notably, a bipartisan...more

10/1/2013 - Background Checks Contractors Proposed Legislation SCORE Act Security Clearance

NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework

On September 11-13, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held its fourth and – for now – final workshop on the preliminary Cybersecurity Framework. The Framework is being developed pursuant to...more

9/19/2013 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders Infrastructure NIST

NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop

On August 28, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the first publically available draft of the preliminary Cybersecurity Framework, which is being developed at the direction of President...more

9/5/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Protection Executive Orders NIST

New SBA Regulations Focus on Small Business Size and Status Integrity

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) much anticipated new regulations on small business size and status integrity implement key provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Most notably (and as...more

7/17/2013 - Certifications Compliance New Regulations Penalties SBA Small Business Small Business Jobs Act

The Cyberlock Decision: District Court Rules That Non-Specific Teaming Agreements Are Unenforceable

Government contractors will want to review their teaming agreements following the recent decision in Cyberlock Consulting, Inc. v. Info. Experts, Inc.. In Cyberlock, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...more

5/15/2013 - Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation Contractors Teaming Agreements

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking...more

3/12/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans CFPB Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity FCPA FISMA NIST Non-Compete Agreements SCOTUS Student Loans

NIST Seeking Comments on Revised Standards for FISMA Compliance

On February 6, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requested public comment on its latest revised draft of “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations,”...more

2/22/2013 - Compliance Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Orders FISMA NIST Security and Privacy Controls Voluntary Standards

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