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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
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
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
President Obama Signs Executive Order Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and a related Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.
United States
13 Mar 2013
TSA Deadline Approaches For 100 Percent International Cargo Screening On Inbound Passenger Aircraft
On December 3, 2012, a new regulation requiring air carriers to screen 100 percent of all cargo aboard international passenger flights inbound to the United States will go into effect.
United States
30 Oct 2012
Understanding the Jones Act and the Use of Foreign Skimmers to Respond to the "Deepwater Horizon" Incident
Since the unfortunate incident resulting in the oil spill from the "Deepwater Horizon" on April 20, 2010, there has been confusion and consternation with regard to the employment of foreign-flag oil spill response vessels ("OSRVs") to provide assistance to clean up the oil.
United States
24 Jun 2010
Uncertainty And Resistance Emerge With House Earmark Restrictions
In an act of defiance over the GOP’s March 11 announcement of a one-year moratorium on all congressional earmarks, a handful of House Republicans have submitted project requests to the Appropriations Committee, including Reps. Henry Brown (SC), Anh "Joseph" Cao (LA), Ron Paul (TX), Bill Posey (FL) and Don Young (AK).
United States
30 Mar 2010
Appropriations Cycle Nears Finish Line, Defense Bill Likely The Last To Reach President’s Desk
An FY10 Defense Appropriations Conference Report (H.R. 3326) is slated for consideration on the House floor next week, as lawmakers scramble to complete all 12 regular appropriations bills before a continuing resolution—legislation currently funding most government agencies at FY09 levels—expires on December 18.
United States
15 Dec 2009
Afghanistan Discussions Continue; Significant Questions Remain At White House
As the Obama administration moves closer to announcing a decision on deploying additional troops and resources to Afghanistan, doubts continue to linger among the President’s top national security advisors regarding the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
United States
17 Nov 2009
CFATS Reauthorization Bill Clears House Homeland Security Committee
On June 23, 2009, the House Homeland Security Committee (HLS Committee) reported H.R. 2868, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 (CFATS).
United States
1 Jul 2009
Rail Security Regulations
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") has adopted final regulations ("Rail Security Regulations"), 73 Fed. Reg. 72130, as codified at 49 CFR Part 1580, intended to improve the security of both freight and passenger rail transportation by addressing the vulnerabilities presented by America's open infrastructure rail system.
United States
3 Dec 2008
Government Relations - Full Disclosure, September 2008
On September 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6899, the “Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act", a bill that would open portions of the outer continental shelf to oil exploration.
United States
25 Sep 2008
Vessel Security Requirements After Port Calls In Cuba, Iran, Liberia And Certain Other Countries
The U.S. Coast Guard recently imposed new conditions of entry on vessels calling on the United States after port calls in Cuba, Iran, or other ports that it has determined do not maintain effective maritime security/anti-terrorism measures.
United States
3 Jul 2008
Advance Electronic Approval Required Under Visa Waiver Program
On June 9, 2008 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an interim final rule requiring all travelers using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to obtain travel authorization in advance of their trip to the United States through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization program (ESTA).
United States
3 Jul 2008
CBP Proposes New Cargo Reporting Requirements For Importers And Carriers
On January 2, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) in which it proposed new cargo reporting requirements via electronic transmission for both importers and carriers of cargo transported by vessel to the United States.
United States
28 Jan 2008
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