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NIST Releases Highly-Anticipated Draft Special Publication on Assessing the Security Requirements in NIST SP 800-171 for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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Pursuant to DFARS 252.204-7012, DoD contractors are to implement the security requirements in NIST Special Publication; unclassified information

Source: NIST Releases Highly-Anticipated Draft Special Publication on Assessing the Security Requirements in NIST SP 800-171 for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Surprise, Surprise, Congress Does Listen — Well, Kind Of | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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An Analysis of NDAA Section 846’s Online Marketplace Provisions There has been a lot of speculation about the future of commercial items purchasing within

Source: Surprise, Surprise, Congress Does Listen — Well, Kind Of | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Industry Struggles With Ever Changing Acquisition Rules | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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The percentage of overall research and development spending sponsored by the government has dropped sharply over the last 50 years. FASA’s

Source: Industry Struggles With Ever Changing Acquisition Rules | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 5—Cyber Incident Reporting And Response | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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The DFARS cybersecurity clause—prescribing the reporting requirements for contractors that experience a cyber incident; DFARS 252.204-7012

Source: Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 5—Cyber Incident Reporting And Response | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreements | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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Contractors must be mindful of the cybersecurity capabilities of subcontractors, joint-venture partners and teammates; DFARS

Source: Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreements | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, titled “The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act.”

Source: House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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On May 11, President Trump issued the ‘‘Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.’’

Source: Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

UPDATE: Congress and Trump Administration Repeal “Blacklisting” Rule, Relieving Contractors from Strict Labor Reporting and Other Requirements | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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Trump signed into law a CRA resolution repealing the so-called “blacklisting” rule, which imposed strict labor reporting upon government contractors.

Source: UPDATE: Congress and Trump Administration Repeal “Blacklisting” Rule, Relieving Contractors from Strict Labor Reporting and Other Requirements | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Defense Contractors to Face New Cost Accounting Oversight with Creation of Defense Cost Accounting Standards Board | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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A new Defense Cost Accounting Standards Board (“D-CASB”) will oversee the application of the Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) to defense contracts.

Source: Defense Contractors to Face New Cost Accounting Oversight with Creation of Defense Cost Accounting Standards Board | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

Buy American and Hire American – New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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A new executive order entitled “Buy American and Hire American” focuses on American workers and products

Source: Buy American and Hire American – New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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