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Weekly Update Newsletter - June 2014 #4

In this issue; - DoD Issues Proposed Rule to Amend DFARS Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2014-D008) - DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Private Sector Notification...more

Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act: A Cut to Contractor Compensation and Other Procurement Provisions

The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 ("NDAA"), signed into law on December 26, 2013, contains a number of provisions relating to government procurement, perhaps most significantly a decrease in the amount of...more

National Defense Contractors’ Employees Now Have a Whistle

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), effective July 1, 2013, now offers employees of subcontractors with defense contracts the protection of the federal whistleblowing laws. Before the new law, subcontractors...more

SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing The Small Business Jobs Act Of 2010

On October 2, 2013, Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to establish and revise rules and procedures pertaining to small business set-asides, partial set-asides, multiple award contracts (MACs), task...more

DOD Updates Contractor Whistleblower Regulations—Increased Enforcement and Litigation on the Horizon

On September 30, 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) published a potentially significant Interim Rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)—DFARS Case 2013-D010. This rulemaking brings DOD regulations...more

Expanded Whistleblower Provisions Applicable To Federal Contractors And Subcontractors Take Effect

Yesterday a significant expansion of whistleblower protections for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors took effect....more

What is a "Counterfeit" Part? DOD's Definition Might Surprise You

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recently published its first set of proposed regulations that would impose specific anti-counterfeiting obligations on defense contractors....more

DOD's Proposed Counterfeit Parts Regulations for Contractors Provide Some Answers, But More Questions

Coming not long after the issuance of its new internal policy guidance on counterfeit materiel, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) published on May 16, 2013 its first set of proposed regulations that would impose specific...more

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND CYBERSECURITY CLIENT ALERT: Cybersecurity 101: Government Contractors

If you are a contractor with the federal government, and if you are not already subject to regulations governing the security of your computer systems, you soon will be. On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued an...more

New Protections for Government Contractor and Subcontractor Whistleblowers

Enhanced rights and protections for whistleblowers under the National Defense Authorization Act take effect on July 1. Beginning July 1, 2013, government contractor whistleblowers will obtain substantial additional...more

Compliance Week Quotes Proskauer’s Concerns and Guidance Regarding NDAA Whistleblower Provisions

In a recent Compliance Week article (subscription required), Steve Pearlman, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, commented on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which...more

NDAA Imposes New Requirements and Restrictions for Defense Contractors

How will the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act impact your business as a government contractor? The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ("NDAA") includes a number of...more

Law 360 Quotes Proskauer’s Concerns & Guidance Regarding NDAA Whistleblower Rules

In an Employment Law 360 article (subscription required) today, Steve Pearlman, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, commented on the ramifications of the passage of the National Defense Authorization...more

Uncovering Enhanced Trademark Protections In The NDAA

Pryor Cashman Partner James Klaiber, a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, has authored the Law360 article entitled Uncovering Enhanced Trademark Protections In The NDAA. The March 6, 2012 article discusses...more

Two New Acts Expand Agency Debarment and Suspension Authority

The 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) broaden the reach of the government’s suspension and debarment authority. The CAA prohibits covered federal agencies from...more

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