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Another Bumpy Week for Equifax: Virus Hits Website, IRS Suspends Contract and Hacked UK Residents Notified

It was another chaotic week for Equifax Inc., still scrambling to stem the torrent of bad news after its massive data breach last month that has potentially affected more than half of the U.S.’s adult population....more

FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference

Blockchain technology (“Blockchain”), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry. Generally speaking, Blockchain enables the creation of a continuously growing...more

Under Trump Budget, OFCCP’s Focus Remains On Tech And Finance Contractors

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Information technology and financial services companies with federal contracts will continue to be a focus of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Trump Administration, according to the...more

Mexican Agency Seeks Interested Parties for Backbone Network Project

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Telecomm, a Mexican government agency, issued an international Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) on May 12, 2017, for parties seeking to participate in the Backbone Network Project (Red Troncal). Background -...more

New P3 Opportunities for Government Technology

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Although public-private partnerships (P3s) are frequently associated with physical infrastructure, P3s are inherently flexible and can be utilized for the time and cost-effective delivery of virtually any public good or...more

Top commercial space developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Thinking big and small(sat) satellites - The Huffington Post recently identified “Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity.”1 The first of these transformative tech trends was labeled “we are hyper-connecting the world”...more

Your Cyber Minute: Ransomware attacks and what you need to know

by Hogan Lovells on

The conversation continues. Hogan Lovells Partner Harriet Pearson and Managing Principal of Hogan Lovells Cyber Risk Services Jeff Lolley address the threat around ransomware and the potential implications for companies that...more

Unfair and Unbalanced-Episode 14

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode SCCE CEO Roy Snell and I continue are exploration of issues of import to the compliance profession. We consider the penalty assessed by the NCAA on Notre Dame for it use of two ineligible football players and...more

Why Congress Should Act Quickly To Reauthorize SBIR, STTR

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Despite bipartisan efforts, the future is uncertain for the by all accounts highly successful Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Authorization for the current...more

Why less means more for PPPs & data – Keys to collecting the right information in Canada

by Dentons on

PPP projects have the potential to generate huge amounts of data. In the context of a tolled highway project, for instance, a PPP contract may require the private operator to collect, in real time, information regarding...more

Financial Services and Technology Companies Beware: The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Has A Target on Your Back

The President released his 2017 budget this week. Budgets are aspirational documents that Congress rarely implements in full. The current acrimony between Congress and the Administration ensures that the President’s 2017...more

Government Contract: How Can a Subcontractor Get Paid?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

G4S Technology LLC v. US, 779 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2015) – A subcontractor worked on construction of wireless broadband networks for rural communities that was funded in part by a loan to the prime contractor from a US...more

Client Update: Technology And Sourcing Update

by DLA Piper on

POST BUDGET - What it means for digital innovation and emerging technology: The theme of the 2015 Budget encourages Australian Government entities to proactively reform the way they do business. Specifically,...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - April 2015 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - NIST Issues Draft Requirements, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations - The National Institute of Standards and Technology...more

Russian Legislation Update - 19 January – 1 March 2015

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Investments - Project Finance - Financial System Stability - Banking - Financial Organizations - Environment - First Reading: Personal Data Processing; State...more

Up to $35 Million in Renewable Energy Funding Available for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

by Reed Smith on

Overview - The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (“EERE”) has made available up to $35 million in funding for research and development and demonstration and deployment projects to...more

Ethics in Pharmaceutical Sales: Strengthening Corporate Culture and Preventing False Claims Act Violations

by NAVEX Global on

“I didn’t set out to commit a crime. I certainly didn’t set out to hurt anyone… I was kind of a hero, because I helped the company make its numbers every quarter. And I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought I was...more

New Funding for Energy Innovation: D.O.E. Announces $125 Million for Transformational Energy Projects

On January 7th, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it was making available up to $125 million in funding for transformational energy projects through the ‘OPEN 2015’ program. The program, which will...more

Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

by Nossaman LLP on

Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the...more

Government 2.0

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent. This is presenting new public sector opportunities for private sector tech companies....more

Feds Announce New Loan Guarantees for Clean Energy Projects

by Baker Donelson on

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new loan guarantee program in July to facilitate the financing of energy projects in the U.S. that employ innovative and renewable or efficient energy technologies that avoid,...more

OMB Revises and Consolidates Rules Governing Most Federal Grants

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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)

by DLA Piper on

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

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