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NISPOM Change 2 Deadlines Coming for Cleared Contractors

by Hogan Lovells on

As industry comes up on the one-year anniversary of the publication of Change 2 to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)1, a number of implementation deadlines are drawing near. This blog post...more

White House Signs New Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Dentons on

On May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order on cybersecurity entitled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The new order is split up into three sections,...more

Insider Threat Program Awareness Training Deadline - Cybersecurity and Privacy Team Alert

In May 2016, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence issued a requirement for cleared government contractors to establish an “insider threat program” (ITP) to better protect national security networks from...more

As part of joint initiative with the CFPB, FTC launches updated, mobile-friendly Military Consumer website

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

This week, the FTC announced the launch of a redesigned Military Consumer website as part of its joint initiative with the DoD, CFPB and others. Military.Consumer.gov is a financial readiness website designed to help...more

DoD Finalizes Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing Rule

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule following-up on the interim rules it had issued on August 26 and December 30, 2015, regarding safeguarding contractor networks and purchasing cloud...more

SCRA website malfunctioning

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

According to an announcement posted on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Website, “[a] bug in the SCRA website is causing the site to give false negatives for some National Guard members whose service should be positively...more

FBI’s cyber most wanted: Spotlight on Firas Dardar and Ahmed Agha

New additions to the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted List show “the line between ordinary criminal hackers and potential national security threats is increasingly blurry,” according to Assistant Attorney General for National...more

European Union and United Kingdom Sanctions Update: March 2016

by K&L Gates LLP on

Below is a summary of developments since our previous update in January relating to European Union (“EU”) sanctions on Iran, Russia, Belarus, North Korea and other jurisdictions as well as highlights of recent changes with...more

Corporate E-Note - February 2016

by Burr & Forman on

With the start of the 2016 tax reporting season, taxpayers making certain payments to a person or entity with a Tennessee address may find that Tennessee has added to the number of information returns they need to...more

Cybersecurity: 2015’s top legal developments and what they mean for key sectors

by DLA Piper on

At the US federal level, 2015 ushered in significant new laws, regulations, and guidance on cybersecurity as lawmakers, regulators, and businesses continued their efforts to combat cybercrime - one of the most significant...more

#Retweet the #CFPB: How Social Media is Affecting Consumer Advocacy

by Baker Donelson on

Social media has become an integral part of our society, and now it's playing a big role in our industry, too. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter not only to create...more

USA Freedom Act To End NSA Bulk Data Collection

by King & Spalding on

On June 2, the President signed into law the USA Freedom Act of 2015 (“the Act”) after the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 67-to-32. As King & Spalding previously reported, the Act amends the Patriot Act and prohibits...more

Unanimous Supreme Court Rejects Wartime Tolling of Statute of Limitations for Civil False Claims but Opens Door to Successive Qui...

by Reed Smith on

On May 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court resolved uncertainty surrounding the application of wartime tolling of the statute of limitations under the civil False Claims Act (FCA), but simultaneously opened the door to...more

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a move that may greatly impact litigation under the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) and potentially other acts that provide statutory damages for violations, the high court will hear arguments in a case questioning...more

Supreme Court to decide if a TCPA class action can be mooted by a pre-certification offer of judgment

by BakerHostetler on

Monday, the United States Supreme Court accepted certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Campbell-Eward Co. v. Gomez, 768 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2014), which involved a TCPA class action brought by the recipient of a...more

Sanctions Round-Up: First Quarter 2015

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this edition: - US and EU continue targeting Russia for its activity in Ukraine - Cuba-related regulatory reforms announced - P5+1 and Iran reach framework agreement - US enforcement actions:...more

CFPB Keeps its Sights on Military Mortgage Ads

by MoFo Reenforcement on

The CFPB has announced another enforcement action targeting alleged deceptive mortgage advertising to veterans. The Bureau claims that the defendant lender targeted veterans with ads that falsely implied an affiliation...more

FTC Issues 2014 Complaints Report

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.5 million consumer complaints in 2014, according to its newly released Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The annual report provides national and state-by-state data on...more

False Advertising Suit Concerning Department of Defense Standards Misfires

In a case that teaches important lessons about the burden of proving an advertisement false at trial, Judge Ronald Lew of the Central District of California held that Elkay Plastics Company was not liable for allegedly false...more

CFPB Takes Action Against Mortgage Lender Targeting Veterans, Imposes $2M Penalty

Why it matters - Alleged deceptive marketing by a mortgage lender to veterans was at the heart of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) latest enforcement action. NewDay Financial, LLC, “profited from the...more

New Export Control Requirement for Electronics Manufacturers in Defense and Aerospace Industries

by Williams Mullen on

The State and Commerce Departments recently issued significant new regulations under Export Control Reform affecting the export control requirement for military electronics. These will have a major impact on manufacturers of...more

FAA Grants Exemptions and Releases Guidance for Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved six exemption requests for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for television and movie filmmaking under strict conditions....more

Finally Some Good News: VETS Final Rule Reduces Burden on Federal Contractors

If you are a federal contractor, you may be feeling a bit picked on by the Department of Labor of late. It seems as though every regulatory change increases the burden for federal contractors. But not so with the Final Rule...more

Congress Returns From August Recess

Congress returns this week from a five week district work period for approximately ten legislative days before departing Washington again in late September to campaign for the November midterm elections. Although the...more

EU adds 12 individuals (politicians, military and one journalist) to Ukraine sanctions, more sanctions may follow

by White & Case LLP on

As a further response to recent developments in Crimea, the EU today added another 12 names to the existing list of individuals in Russia and Crimea subject to a visa ban and asset freeze. These restrictions were published in...more

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