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FERC Further Clarifies Its Orders Reforming Generator Interconnection Procedures And Agreements
On August 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "the Commission") issued an order granting in part and denying in part requests for further clarification of its reform
United States
3 Oct 2019
Evaluations That Prompt Corrective Action Must Be Documented
We discussed in a previous blog post how the current state of the law at the U.S Government Accountability Office ("GAO")
United States
26 Sep 2019
Eastern District Of California Allows False Claims Act Allegations Based On Noncompliance With DoD Cybersecurity Requirements To Go Forward
A recent decision in the federal district court for the Eastern District of California is one of the first to recognize application of the False Claims Act to Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements, ...
United States
28 Jun 2019
OFCCP Is Staying Busy—So Should Government Contractors
In February, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") sent Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters ("CSALs") to 1,000 contractor establishments.
United States
28 Sep 2018
An Overbroad Confidentiality Agreement Could Cost Your Company A DoD Contract, Or Worse
If a contractor's policies and agreements do not carve out whistleblower reporting, the contractor could find itself facing a default termination, a bid protest, or even a False Claims Act suit.
United States
16 Nov 2015
New York Proposes Tough New Anti-Money Laundering And Cybersecurity Measures On Financial Services Companies
Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for New York State, is seeking to increase regulatory pressures on the financial services industry, beyond the measures imposed by federal regulators.
United States
25 Mar 2015
Disruptive Changes On The Horizon For Federal COTS Software Supply
Commercial software manufacturers and certain federal resellers could find their federal business significantly impacted by an SBA Proposed Rule published recently at 79 Fed. Reg. 77955, December 29, 2014.
United States
24 Feb 2015
New Shanghai Free Trade Zone Policy: WFOEs Now Permitted To Provide E-Commerce Services
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced that foreign investors may now hold 100 percent of the equity shares in e-commerce companies located in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
United States
13 Feb 2015
Federal Contractors Are Reminded That The Ofccp's Updated Regulations Regarding Veterans And Individuals With Disabilities Are Now In Effect
Action Item: As the end of the year approaches and 2015 planning is in full-swing, federal contractors and subcontractors ("contractors") should be mindful of their affirmative action obligations including many new obligations pertaining to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
United States
5 Jan 2015
President Obama Takes Two Executive Actions Impacting The Pay Practices Of Federal Contractors And Subcontractors
President Barack Obama, in honor of National Equal Pay Day, signed two executive actions designed to address pay discrimination among federal contractors.
United States
15 Apr 2014
Congress Funds The Agencies And Looks Ahead To FY2015
For the first time in many years, Congress actually enacted 12 appropriation bills to fund the Federal Government through September 30, 2014.
United States
21 Mar 2014
Department Of Transportation Announces $600 Million In New TIGER Grant Funding
The Department of Transportation recently announced that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects under the TIGER program.
United States
12 Mar 2014
Improving Cybersecurity—The Road Ahead
On February 19, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
United States
12 Mar 2014
The SBA Restrictively Interprets The Small Business Jobs Act By Ruling The Deemed Certification Provisions Do Not Apply To Task Order Proposals
In one of its first rulings interpreting the Small Business Jobs Act, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals curtailed the potential reach of the Act’s deemed certification provisions.
United States
14 Feb 2014
Pentagon Adopts Heightened Cybersecurity Regulations For Defense Contractors
On November 19, 2013, the Pentagon adopted new rules intended to protect data on unclassified networks, which will likely place a significant burden on defense contractors.
United States
28 Nov 2013
Stricter Time Limits To Be Imposed For Government Contractors To Respond To Past Performance Evaluations
A proposed rule published on August 7, 2013 will limit the time periods in which contractors are allowed to comment on negative past performance evaluations posted via the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, and past performance evaluations must be available to source selection officials through the Past Performance Information Retrieval System.
United States
12 Aug 2013
The SBA Issues Final "Presumed Loss" Rule: Safe Harbors Expanded (Part One)
On June 28, 2013, the Small Business Administration issued a final rule to implement the statutory requirements of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
United States
11 Jul 2013
NSA Breach Impact On Government Contractors
The weekend’s disclosure that a U.S. Government contractor employee at Booz Allen Hamilton leaked top secret information to the press will have lasting repercussions for all government contractors working with sensitive information.
United States
19 Jun 2013
The Budget Outlook For Maritime Programs For FY2014
We are halfway through Fiscal Year 2013 and some of the budget details and spending plans for federal maritime agencies are still unresolved.
United States
18 Jun 2013
Salary Rules Pose Conundrum For Government Contractors
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 requires the Comptroller General to report on the effect of reducing the allowable costs of contractor compensation to be equivalent to the compensation of the president or vice president of the United States.
United States
4 Jun 2013
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