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This post is co-authored by Tamara Jack of LMI Government Consulting. Federal government contractors, especially those in the manufacturing sector, continue to experience the economic impact of budget cuts, decreased federal...more
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
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 Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Each year brings significant changes and challenges in the laws governing the health care industry, and 2014 proved to be no exception. What the year may have lacked in the high drama that accompanies comprehensive health...more
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
At this time of year, everyone is shopping for a good bargain. And with “Cyber Monday,” the internet has become the place to go for the best deals. The shift to online and cloud-based information systems and data storage has...more
Most companies are worried about external threats – things that are coming at their people, their group, their company, their government, all from an outside actor. Like government’s with an eye on counter-intelligence,...more
For a second time this year, the Washington Court of Appeals has rejected claims that pricing and other information contained in contracts between private companies and government agencies are trade secrets not subject to...more
Cybersecurity remains one of the most important and least understood issues of the day. Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop in Tampa, Florida, to receive private sector...more
A rule to require federal contactors handling personally identifiable information to train their employees in safeguarding the information is close to release. Under the anticipated rule, contractor employees will have to...more
Defense contractors with access to classified information will soon be required to quickly notify Defense Department (DOD) officials if the company’s computer network or information system is successfully penetrated in a...more
Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become...more
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
There are a myriad of ways that doing business with the Federal Government differs from the commercial sector, and protection of a company’s sensitive business information is one of them. The most important thing for you to...more
Cloud computing is a major trend in today's ICT environment. However, unlike participants in some other sectors, Governments in the Asia-Pacific region have been slower to take up the significant financial benefits that this...more
The federal government sector has been abuzz lately with whispers and shouts about pending cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and requirements. This attention is not particularly surprising, especially given the recent...more
The US General Services Administration is seeking comments from the private sector on draft Alliant II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) cybersecurity requirements (available here). The Alliant GWAC provides...more
On February 12, 2014, the Obama Administration released the long-awaited Cybersecurity Framework: “a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity” (the...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler's government contracts practice group to inform our clients of the latest developments in federal government contracting. This update covers the...more
On January 23, 2014, the Department of Defense and General Services Administration issued a final report making recommendations for the development of cybersecurity standards in the acquisition and contracting process. The...more
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
The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration, which together spend more than $500 billion annually on information technology, have released a joint report to the White House recommending steps to upgrade...more
In this issue:
- Are You Ready for the Cybersecurity Boom?
- Size Appeal of Mali, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5506 (2013)
- Be A Resolved Employer in 2014
- 2014: Year of the WOSB
- Excerpt from Are You...more
On November 20, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Helmberger v. Johnson Controls, Inc. The Court ruled in favor of Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and its subcontractor,...more
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