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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

Audits, Audits And More Audits: Life In The Healthcare Industry

Healthcare suppliers and service providers live in a regulated world. They are constantly under audit scrutiny. Sometimes federal agencies (i.e private contractors) conduct the audits; other times state agencies conduct the...more

Access to Confidential Information in Failed Bid Not Allowed

A recent Order (MO-2786) of a Senior Adjudicator of the Office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner provides a useful guide for organizations wishing to protect confidential and financial information submitted...more

Broad new data security rule proposed for federal contractors

A new rule proposed for federal government contractors will require that all federal contracts over $100,000 (including contracts for commercial items and those to small businesses) will have to include a clause requiring the...more

FISMA Extension: New Information Safeguarding Requirements Proposed for Government Contractors

Government contractors should take note of a newly proposed FAR rule that requires basic safeguards for government contractor information systems. Under the proposed rule, government contractor information systems that...more

Minnesota Attorney General Reaches First Settlement With Business Associate Under HITECH Act

On July 30, 2012, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a settlement agreement with Accretive Health (Accretive) resolving a lawsuit filed against Accretive in January 2012. The settlement requires Accretive to...more

Access to Information and Confidential Information in Municipal Contracts

In a recent order of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, an adjudicator concluded that confidential information included in a contract was not “supplied” to the municipality and, therefore, must...more

Government Contractors Now Subject to Cybersecurity Regulations – And More are on the Way

Congress currently is considering various cybersecurity bills. While Congress debates cyber legislation, the executive agencies are adopting regulations governing how government contractors handle contract-related information...more

Supreme Court: Public Employers May Ask Comprehensive Background Questions Of Employees

Court ducks Constitutional privacy issue In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held on January 19, 2011 that NASA's background inquiries of its contract employees regarding drug treatment or counseling and other...more

The Butterfly Effect: Outsourcing, the USA PATRIOT Act and OFAC

As a demonstration of the butterfly effect of chaos theory, changes made to U.S. law after the 9/11 terror attacks are now being raised as blockages on the competitiveness of U.S.-based outsourcing and IT services companies...more

Accessing Public Records: Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law

A summary of Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law....more

Government Contractors Will Have To Use E-Verify Program.

E-Verify Shall Be Mandatory for Federal Contractors. Effective January 15th, 2009, all Federal Contractors must enroll in E-Verify if and when they are awarded a federal contract or subcontract that requires participation...more

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