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OMB Revises and Consolidates Rules Governing Most Federal Grants

In the final days of 2013, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released for publication long-awaited final guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements pertaining to...more

Technology & Sourcing News - September 2013 (Global)

Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review. Mobile banking - supporting an innovative and secure...more

California Solar Initiative Now Includes Solar Pool Heating and Other Proposed CSI Program Changes

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) has expanded the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program to include solar pool heating systems. Decision 13-08-004 (Decision), issued on August 19,...more

Fifth Circuit Joins Chorus to Rein in False Claims Act

Add the Fifth Circuit to the list of jurisdictions questioning the use of the federal False Claims Act (FCA) in instances where – using the theory of implied certification - the alleged falsity is not apparent on the face of...more

Other Transactional Authority: A Nontraditional Tool for Partnering with the Federal Government

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (“BARDA”) announced that it has used “other transactional authority” to enter into a novel, comprehensive...more

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking...more

Are Compliance Officers Getting Paid Their Worth?

The NAVEX Global-sponsored 2012 SCCE (Ethics & Compliance Industry) Salary Survey was released this week (download report). In the executive summary, SCCE CEO Roy Snell highlights the necessity that the broader industry has...more

What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity

On January 16, 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley proposed a budget for FY2014 that includes several provisions aimed at boosting the state’s already robust cybersecurity industry, including a new $3 million tax credit...more

Ownership of Inventions Funded with Federal Research Grants

The FY-2012 National Defense Authorization Act reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2017. Administered by the U.S. Small Business...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News -- October 2012

In the October edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Groups Petition for NIH Exercise of March-in Rights over Abbott Laboratories' Norvir®

Since 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act has encouraged, facilitated, and required universities and other recipients of Federal grant money to license inventions resulting from funded research for commercialization. While this has been...more

Department of Defense Releases Funding Opportunity for Innovative Solutions to National Security Needs

On July 9, 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting proposals for the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF). Enacted by Congress in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, RIF...more

SBIR Improvements -- Allowing Majority Investor Participation and More

On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012, which included the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (the "Act"). H.R. 1540-526, Division E. Many changes, large and small,...more

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