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Contractor Guide to Information Security & Classified Information Spills

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What should a U.S. contractor do when they discover that an employee may have inadvertently—or intentionally— compromised classified information? Companies are required to report certain events that might affect facility...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

NISPOM Codified as Regulation; JPAS Retiring Soon

If your business holds a U.S. security clearance — or is in the process of applying for one — take note of two big changes at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). First, after more than 25 years, the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Critical Changes for U.S. Cleared Facilities

Two significant changes are underway by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) – both of which require the immediate attention of businesses that hold a U.S. security clearance or are in the process of...more

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DOD Issues Final Rule Codifying The NISPOM

On December 21, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security published a Final Rule codifying the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

New Year, New NISPOM

On December 21, 2020, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”) was published as a final rule in the Federal Register. A revision to the NISPOM has been expected for a number of years, and is...more

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Alert: DoD Codifies NISPOM, Makes Changes Concerning Access to Classified Information

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The Department of Defense has issued a final rule codifying the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual in the Code of Federal Regulations at 32 C.F.R. Part 117, effective February 24, 2021. The NISPOM governs...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The NISPOM is Becoming a Regulation & Contractors Have Six Months to Comply

On December 21, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) published a final rule in the Federal Register that codifies the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”) in the Code of Federal Regulations...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

DoD Codifies the NISPOM and Makes Other Changes Regarding Access to Classified Information

The Department of Defense issued a final rule adding the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and making other changes relevant to contractors that access...more

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DOD Issues Final Rule Codifying the NISPOM

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The Department of Defense (DOD) is adding the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). According to the final rule recently published in the Federal Register,...more

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DoD Codifies NISPOM, Formalizes Certain Personnel Reporting Requirements and Eases FOCI Burden

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In a final rule effective Feb. 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) codified the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) in Title 32, Part 117 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Of primary...more

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Government Contractor Acquisitions and Clearances: Deal Structure Matters

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Our Corporate and Government Contracts attorneys often counsel contractors interested in acquiring an entity with a clearance or assets used on a classified contract. The clearance is a consideration in the transaction that...more

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Re-naming and Re-alignment of the U.S. Defense Security Service - Cybersecurity and Privacy Alert

If you hold a personal security clearance, or your business maintains a U.S. facility security clearance, then you need to be aware that the Defense Security Service (DSS) has recently been re-named, re-aligned and...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

How Foreign-Controlled Companies Can Hold U.S. Security Clearances

U.S. Government Facility Security Clearances (“FCLs”) may not be issued to U.S. companies under foreign ownership, control or influence (“FOCI”) unless adequate safeguards are in place to protect U.S. national security. The...more

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GAO Weighs in on Facility Clearance Requirement for Unpopulated Joint Ventures

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A recent GAO decision upholds a facility clearance in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) solicitation even if burdensome to unpopulated joint ventures. The protester in the case made a common mistake among...more

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Final Rule Revises National Industrial Security Program

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• The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) has issued a Final Rule to its 32 C.F.R. Part 2004 National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Directive, which is the overarching policy for federal agencies involved in...more

Hogan Lovells

NISPOM Change 2 Deadlines Coming for Cleared Contractors

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As industry comes up on the one-year anniversary of the publication of Change 2 to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)1, a number of implementation deadlines are drawing near. This blog post...more

Baker Donelson

Government Deadline Looms for Training on Insider Threats

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Almost one year ago, on May 18, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) published Change Two to DoD 5220.22-M, the Department of Defense's "National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM)." This change required all...more

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New Rules for Cleared Contractors Starting Nov. 30

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Earlier this year, the Defense Security Service (DSS) issued new rules for all government contractors that hold facility security clearances. Several of the new rules, which relate to “inside threats,” take effect Wednesday,...more

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How Can My Unpopulated Small Business Joint Venture Get a Clearance?

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When the SBA issued its final rule concerning its new Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs, it adopted a major change for 8(a) and small business joint ventures: no more populated joint ventures. Instead, the rule provides...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Insider Threat Programs – A New Challenge for Cleared Contractor

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Defense issued Conforming Change 2 of the “National Industrial Security Operating Manual” (“NISPOM”). NISPOM Change 2 requires all U.S. government contractors who require access to U.S....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers: Volume VIII – Foreign...

Not every potential buyer is a U.S. corporation controlled by U.S. interests. It is important, both for the buyer and the seller, to understand the implications of foreign ownership, control, or influence (“FOCI”) on the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

DSS Revises Cybersecurity Requirements for Contractors Handling Classified Information

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On May 18, 2016, Department Security Service (DSS) recently approved Change 2 (Change 2) to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Change 2 significantly revised Chapter 8 of the NISPOM relating...more

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DSS Issues NISPOM Revisions Requiring Cleared Contractors to Create Inside Threat Programs

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On May 18, 2016, the Defense Security Service (DSS) issued a much anticipated Change 2 to DoD-5220.22-M, known as the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Change 2 requires all contractors that hold...more

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Government Contractors Brace For Continuing Changes in Cybersecurity Regulations

The federal government has responded to recent data breaches by making cybersecurity a top priority, and it continues to consider and implement a number of regulations that affect government contractors. Over the past...more

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PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - First Quarter 2016

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Business & Corporate Law - REGULATORY ISSUES FOR ACQUISITIONS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS BY NON-U.S. BUYERS - With the uptick in M&A transactions for government contractors, we have seen an increase in cross border...more

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