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DoD Increases the Justification and Approval Threshold for Its Sole Source Contract Awards to 8(a) Contractors to $100 Million

Implementing Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA FY ‘20), on July 5, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to...more

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Gambling On Compliance? DOJ Updates The House Rules On Corporate Compliance Program Expectations

When entering a casino, professional gamblers understand that “the house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.” This axiom is precisely why in the long run casinos make money, while...more

Perkins Coie

DoD’s Cybersecurity Verification Regime: New Details Emerge Related to Third-Party Auditor Training and Accreditation

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A key area of focus in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) gradual rollout of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the training and accreditation of third-party assessors that will be responsible for...more

Blank Rome LLP

What Does a Potential One-Year Delay for Part B of Section 889 Mean for Your Compliance Efforts?

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In remarks to Congress and statements this week, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) announced that it is considering a one-year delay for full implementation of Part B of the Section 889 ban (we previously summarized the ban,...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contractors' Data Rights Protections Extended to 20 Years, Government Rights Limited...

Recipients of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants agree to give the U.S. government rights to non-commercial computer software and "technical data" (e.g., recorded information...more

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DOD’s Extraction of Data Rights in Competitive Procurements

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When the Department of Defense (“DOD”) procures defense items that require substantial investment to design, test, and manufacture, it often seeks to acquire, along with these products, the contractor’s technical data package...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

DoD Bans Use of Russian-Sourced Energy at U.S. Military Bases in Europe

In an effort to curb the potential risk associated with reliance upon the Russian Federation for energy, the Department of Defense issued a class deviation that prohibits contractors from using any Russian-sourced energy to...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

CMMC and the Three “Cs”: Cost, Conflicts and Competition

A. Introduction and Key Take-Aways - The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program provides a metric for independent third parties to use in assessing and certifying the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

DOD CMMC Update – Third Party Auditors Gear Up and COTS Providers Get a Pass

A lot has happened since the Department of Defense (“DOD”) released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) v. 1.0 back in February (see our prior discussion here). In addition to developments with the CMMC...more

Stinson - Government Contracting Matters

Inaccuracies on SAM May Not Be Enough to Sustain a Protest

A lie may be a lie, but false representations and certifications on SAM may not necessarily be a proper protest ground. As the recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc....more

McCarter & English Blog: Government Contracts...

The Evolution Of Contract Financing: Resurrecting Performance-Based Payments Under Fixed-Price Contracts

Contracting with the Department of Defense (DoD) can provide healthy opportunities for businesses of all sizes. That said, it is no secret that contractors without the cash resources to finance their performance while...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government...

The Basics Of Undefinitized Contractual Actions (UCAS)

The federal contracting process is famous for its exacting approach to competitive procurement, which safeguards taxpayer funds and principles of fairness. This emphasis on process, however, can slow the wheels of the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

UPDATE: Critical PPP Issues for Government Contractors

We recently reported on a series of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) issues that uniquely impact government contractors. As we noted, particularly concerning for federal contractors is that agencies may seek credits or...more

Arent Fox

DOD Clarifies Use of Section 3610 of the CARES Act to Reimburse Federal Contractors For Keeping Employees in a Ready State

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The CARES Act provides another resource for federal contractors seeking to retain personnel, but actually obtaining the money requires circumspection and strategy. Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...more

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Federal Contractors May Seek Reimbursement for Paid Leave Under Section 3610 of the CARES Act

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has caused hardship to many employers and employees and is likely to continue to do so in the near future. In response, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES...more

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CARES Act Authorizes Reimbursement for Department of Defense Contractors’ Paid Leave Expenses

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Section 3610 (“Federal Contractor Authority”) of the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides U.S. contracting agencies with discretion to modify the terms and conditions of government contracts to allow for...more

Stinson - Government Contracting Matters

DoD Issues Class Deviation and Guidance to Implement CARES Act Relief for DoD Contractors under Section 3610

Section 3610 of the CARES Act provides for funding to aid government contractors whose employees or subcontractors “cannot perform work on a site that has been approved by the federal government, including federally-owned or...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government...

The Data Rights Black Hole: DoD Lobbies Congress To Eliminate Proprietary Rights In Your Most Valuable Trade Secrets — Your...

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) and industry came together after more than seven years of discussions and created a rational, logical, and fair constellation of regulations and...more

McCarter & English Blog: Government Contracts...

DoD CARES After All – New Cost Principle and DFARS Clause Implements CARES Act For Certain COVID-19 Costs

On April 8, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a Class Deviation authorizing contracting officers to use a new cost principle – DFARS 231.205-79, CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation – to permit the reimbursement...more

Blank Rome LLP

Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the CARES Act

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As we summarized on March 31, 2020, CARES Act Section 3610 throws an immediate lifeline to qualifying firms whose workforce has been displaced by coronavirus COVID-19 shutdowns. On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of...more

Morgan Lewis

Has COVID-19 Made You a Government Contractor? What You Need to Know About IP Rights

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As the federal government seeks innovative solutions from a broader group of suppliers to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, new or nontraditional contractors will want to familiarize themselves with the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government...

Guidance Issued For CARES Act Relief For Contractors

In an earlier post concerning contractor relief under the CARES Act, we noted Section 3610 as one of the provisions most likely to benefit government contractors directly because it allowed for agencies to modify contracts to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

DOD Issues Class Deviation and Implementation Guidance for CARES Act Section 3610 Authorizing Potential Recovery by Federal...

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On April 8, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) issued Class Deviation Number: 2020-00013 authorizing Contracting Officers (“COs”) to deviate from the principles listed in Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Part 31...more

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ADG Insights | Defense Production Act and other special contracting authorities being used to address the COVID-19 pandemic

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Through ADG Insights, we share with you the top legal and political issues affecting the aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) industry. Our ADG industry team monitors the latest developments to help our clients...more

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Resource Guide for Government Contractors in COVID-19 Outbreak

As our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, disruption to business operations is increasing. Over the past weeks, numerous state and municipal government bodies have issued shelter-in-place or stay-home...more

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