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Presidential Memorandum Outlines Privacy Guidelines For Domestic Federal Use Of Drones

In a recently issued Presidential Memorandum, President Obama included privacy guidelines for the federal government’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) in the United States. Issued on February 15, 2015, and...more

A New Cyber World Framework to Strengthen Agency Information Security

Manufacturers, defense suppliers and other federal contractors may benefit from a new cybersecurity law intended to safeguard agency information and help bolster defenses to future cyber threats. The Federal Information...more

Read the Directions Carefully Before Playing: State Department Releases Military Drone Export Guidance

The United States has a responsibility, or so the State Department tells us, to ensure the sales and exports of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are consistent with U.S. national security interests, U.S. policy, and even U.S....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2015 #4

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - SBA Considering Extending Comment Period for Proposed Rule on the Limitations on Subcontracting - Although not yet official, we anticipate that SBA will grant an extension until April 6th...more

2015 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this Guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities...more

Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons Systems

On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.” The new Instruction is designed to assist...more

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

Lessons Learned: Security Clearances After Snowden

In the past few years, a series of high profile leaks of classified and top secret national security materials, including the WikiLeaks scandal and, more recently, Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA PRISM program, has...more

New Oregon Employment Laws for 2013-2014

Employers with employees in Oregon are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature, while a new City of Portland sick leave ordinance also affects many employers with employees working in the City...more

Privacy Monday - Breaches, lawsuits and legislation this Monday, July 15

Programming Error Leads to “Low Tech” Data Breach at Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Although it started with a programming error, the breach itself was paper document. Apparently, a programming...more

State Law Update: Hawaii and California Take Actions on Mortgages and Privacy

California AG Announces Privacy Enforcement Unit. On July 19, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. The unit will combine the various existing privacy...more

Final US ITAR Rule on Dual and Third Country Nationals Raises New Challenges

Today, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published in the Federal Register the final rule containing its long-awaited amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations...more

Leadership lesson that hits home

A lewd video shows that the naval service needs a refresher course in effective management. Naval commanders see themselves as exemplary leaders for Constitution or Queen and Country. We, on the other hand, are contracted to...more

Wikileaks - Deception and Disinformation?

WIKILEAKS - DECEPTION AND DISINFORMATION? Perhaps more attention than is deserved is being given by government and the media to the release, by Wikileaks, of alleged "secret" diplomatic communications. In this "letter...more

Senate/Congress Judiciary Committee of USA Senate/ Congress Intelligence Committee of USA

Legal Claims in ACLU, CCR, CAIR, ALG, Plaintiffs… v. National Security Agency (NSA)

Subject: CASE SUMMARY: Mental torture, threats, intimidation, sabotage by USA's - NSA of an individual and family wrongfully approached outside of law for forced settlement of criminal charges filed in court....more

DARPA Issues BAA, Casting a Wide Net to Create CINDER to Address the Cyber Insider Threat

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA" or "the Agency") Strategic Technology Office issued a Broad Area Announcement ("BAA") on August 25, 2010 to address the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive national...more

US Withdrawal from Iraq Raises Questions about Future of Biometric Database

President Obama's address on the end of the combat mission in Iraq has left open the question of what will happen to the massive biometric databases on Iraqis, assembled by the United States, during the course of the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (this document relates to CCR v. Bush)

Order Re: Joint Status Report

This case is brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of lawyers and others working with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the chilling effect on their ability to defend their clients due to the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (document relates soley to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Government Defendants' Notice of Submission To Court of Appeals

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

EFF Supports JUSTICE Bill to Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telecom Immunity

On December 31, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that broadly expanded government surveillance authority in the wake of 9/11 are set to expire.1 The Obama Administration made clear in a letter this week to Senate...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Litigation (Relates solely to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Plaintiffs' Reply to Government Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Defendants' Notice of Motion, Fourth Motion To Dismiss & for Summary Judgment; Memorandum in Support....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Bush)

Briefing Order

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Clayton v. AT&T., et al.)

Order Granting US's Motion for Summary Judgment (in US v Clayton, US v Reishus, US v Farber, US v Palermino & US v Volz) and...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

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