Mary E. Bosco

Mary E. Bosco

Holland & Knight LLP

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OMB Issues Guidance on Government Contractors’ Cybersecurity Systems

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a draft guidance document on Aug. 11, 2015, titled “Improving Cybersecurity Protection in Federal Acquisitions” (the “OMB Guidance”). The OMB Guidance instructs agencies on...more

8/14/2015 - Compliance Controlled Unclassified Information Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Security Due Diligence FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations Federal Contractors GSA Hackers NARA NIST OMB Popular

Actions Foreshadow Uniform Cybersecurity Regulations for Federal Contractors - Two Recent Executive Agency Actions Lay the...

Federal government contractors handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) should take notice of two recent executive agency actions. Combined, they lay the groundwork for a new cybersecurity clause to be added to the...more

7/17/2015 - Audits Compliance Controlled Unclassified Information Cybersecurity Data Protection DOD FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations FOIA Information Security Information Technology Law Enforcement NARA NIST Nuclear Weapons Security Risk Assessments Trade Secrets US Department of State

Proposed FAR Amendments Create New Disclosure Obligations and Compliance Regime - The Complex Proposal Will Have High...

On May 28, 2015, the government proposed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to mandate disclosure by government prime and subcontractors of violations of 15 categories of worker protection laws. The Department...more

6/5/2015 - Disclosure Requirements DOL Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Federal Contractors Human Resources Professionals New Guidance Prime Contractor Proposed Amendments Regulatory Agenda Subcontractors

New Government Contractor Regulations Define and Prohibit Workplace Sexual Bias - The Guidelines Are in Fact Requirements for...

The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has proposed the first major substantive changes to its Sex Discrimination Guidelines in more than 40 years. The new regulations are significant...more

2/4/2015 - Discrimination DOL Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Federal Contractors Harassment NPRM OFCCP Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Subcontractors

Legal Minute: Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Government Contractors [Video]

Government Contracts Partner Mary Beth Bosco explains the new cyber breach reporting requirements for defense contractors based on the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. The NDAA...more

1/21/2015 - Airlines Cybersecurity Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Government Agencies Motor Carriers NDAA Railroads Reporting Requirements

2015 National Defense Authorization Act Requires New Cyber Breach Reporting - "Operationally Critical Contractors" Are Required to...

Congress passed the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (NDAA or Act) on Dec. 12, 2014. The NDAA for 2015 creates a new cyber breach reporting requirement affecting...more

12/19/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity DOD Federal Contractors NDAA New Legislation Popular Reporting Requirements

Executive Order Creates New Disclosure Obligations for Government Contractors: Once Implemented, the Order Will Fundamentally...

The July 31, 2014, executive order, "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces," introduces a broad federal contractor reporting scheme that alters the relationship between prime and subcontractors, creates an obligation for contracting...more

8/7/2014 - Contractors Disclosure Requirements DOL Employee Rights Executive Orders Federal Contractors Subcontractors

2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Imposes Cyber Breach Reporting Requirement on Intelligence Community Contractors - Many...

The federal government must publish new procedures 90 days after the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act is signed. These procedures will become effective upon publication. Intelligence community contractors will be...more

7/10/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Federal Contractors

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