Mary Beth Bosco

Mary Beth Bosco

Patton Boggs LLP

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Acquisition Working Group Report Identifies Cybersecurity Considerations for Government Contractors

President Obama’s February 12, 2013 Executive Order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, required the Department of Defense (DoD) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to make recommendations on the...more

2/5/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Breach Data Protection DHS DOD Federal Contractors GSA

DOD Final Rule on Contractors' Responsibilities for Safeguarding Unclassified Technical Data

On November 18, 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final cyber security rule imposing requirements on contractors handling unclassified controlled technical information. While the new rule, which is effective...more

11/21/2013 - Contractors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection DFARS DOD NIST

False Claims Act Focus - November 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE - Recent months have provided interesting developments in the False Claims Act (“FCA”) case law, and the future promises even more. Defendants in many FCA cases that proceed to litigation file...more

11/4/2013 - DOJ False Claims Act Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Fraud

Now What? Can a Contractor Recover the Costs of the Shutdown?

The federal government shutdown is finally over. Contractors returning to work are facing the questions of whether and how they can recover the costs caused by the shutdown. While dealing with the shutdown may be a first-time...more

10/21/2013 - Federal Acquisition Regulations Federal Contractors Government Shutdown Stop Work Orders

Protest Procedures During the Government Shutdown

On October 1st, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced an extension of the deadline for bid protest filings in light of the shutdown of the federal government....more

10/3/2013 - Bid Protests GAO Government Shutdown

OFCCP Issues Long-Anticipated Rules on Workers with Disabilities

On August 27, 2013, the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued its long-awaited final rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. OFCCP first...more

9/4/2013 - Affirmative Action Disability Disability Discrimination DOL New Regulations OFCCP

False Claims Act Focus - July 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE - The second quarter of 2013 has, not surprisingly, seen a continuation of significant enforcement action under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) across various industries, including the financial services...more

7/18/2013 - Compliance DOJ Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Enforcement Actions False Claims Act Healthcare New Regulations Public Disclosure

Client Alert: Department of Defense Publishes Proposed Rule on Counterfeit Electronics

The Department of Defense (“DOD”) is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) to implement sections of the 2012 and 2013 National Defense Authorization Acts (“NDAA”)....more

5/23/2013 - Counterfeiting DOD Electronics Proposed Regulation

Client Alert: GSA Seeks Industry Comments on How Best to Incorporate Cybersecurity into Federal Procurement

President Obama’s February 12, 2013 Executive Order (“EO”) titled, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” defined the framework for improving the security of computer networks based on the designation of 16 areas...more

5/22/2013 - Contractors Cybersecurity Data Protection DOD Executive Orders GSA Procurement Guidelines Request For Information

False Claims Act Focus - April 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE - The last few months have not failed to provide interesting False Claims Act (FCA) activity in the courts. We begin our newsletter by examining a case brought in the energy sector, alleging that a...more

4/15/2013 - Byrd Amendment False Claims Act Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Off-Label Promotion Retaliation Whistleblowers

Capital Thinking Update - April 8, 2013

General Legislative - Tomorrow, April 9, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules will include: (1) H.R. 254 – Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower...more

4/10/2013 - Farms Hydropower Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation Rural Development

Capital Thinking Update - March 18, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/20/2013 - CFTC Continuing Resolution Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EPA Farms Federal Budget Genetically Engineered Seed Healthcare Immigration Reform Middle East National Security Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Workforce Investment Act

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND CYBERSECURITY CLIENT ALERT: Cybersecurity 101: Government Contractors

If you are a contractor with the federal government, and if you are not already subject to regulations governing the security of your computer systems, you soon will be. On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued an...more

3/13/2013 - Barack Obama Contractors Cybersecurity Data Protection DOD Executive Orders Federal Acquisition Regulations NDAA

CYBERSECURITY CLIENT ALERT: White House Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order, New Presidential Directives for...

The White House issued a long-awaited Executive Order (EO) “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” which directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies to quickly advance efforts to...more

2/14/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS DOD Executive Orders Federal Acquisition Regulations GSA HSPD-7 Infrastructure NIPP Presidential Directives

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