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See You Later Alligator? After A While Crocodile? Will Penal Law 653o(b)(1) Take Effect?
Section 653o of the California Penal Code makes it a misdemeanor to import into the state for commercial purposes, to possess with intent to sell, or sell within the dead body...
United States
17 Oct 2019
GSA Implements Restrictions On Certain Chinese-Made Telecommunications Services And Equipment
On September 9, 2019, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced it would be issuing a mass modification
United States
9 Oct 2019
New York's Department Of Financial Services: The Self-Styled "Regulator Of The Future"
Under its new leader, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") has staked out high ground for itself by self-identifying...
United States
7 Oct 2019
MSPV 2.0 Is Alive
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has resurrected its search for prime vendors under the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) 2.0 Program
United States
7 Oct 2019
First things first, I'm sorry about the title; I couldn't resist. The longer, alternate title would have been "Rest In Peace – the Past Performance Information Retrieval System ...
United States
7 Oct 2019
CFIUS Proposes Rules To Implement FIRRMA
CFIUS will focus its review on investments in critical Technology, critical Infrastructure, and sensitive personal Data
United States
26 Sep 2019
Effective Last Month! – DoD's Implementation Of New FAR Prohibitions On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
We recently wrote about the FAR Council's release of an interim rule implementing restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers and service
United States
9 Sep 2019
What's The VA Got To Do With It? Military Medical Procurement Changes Reach The VA
There are big changes happening in military healthcare procurement. Some are unsurprising given the October 1, 2019 deadline for the reorganization of all military hospitals and clinics
United States
30 Aug 2019
The U.S. Government Investigates U.S. Universities Participating In The "Confucius Institutes" Program
In July, the U.S. Department of Education Notices of Investigation to four U.S. universities seeking information on the "Confucius Institutes" operating on their campuses.
United States
22 Aug 2019
Effective Immediately! – FAR Amended To Include Prohibition On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
In accordance with Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the 2019 NDAA, which required imposition of broad restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers...
United States
15 Aug 2019
"Buy American" (Again): New Executive Order Requires Changes (By 2020)
On July 15, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order requiring regulations implementing the Buy American Act, 41 U.S.C. §§ 8301-8305, to be changed.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Virgil Quick Come See: FCC Drives Down Local Government Regulation Of Cable Operators
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the FCC took several actions to address persistent, decades-long efforts by local governments to convert their control over local rights-of-way
United States
8 Aug 2019
New Bill Seeks To Bring Clarity To Insider Trading Law
On May 7, 2019, Representative James Himes (D-Conn) introduced the "Insider Trading Prohibition Act" (H.R. 2534). The proposed legislation would amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
United States
6 Aug 2019
Supreme Court Takes Back Takings: Knick v. Township Of Scott
The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited ruling in Knick v. Township of Scott, concluding that a plaintiff alleging that local governments have violated the Takings Clause.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Cyber Update: DoD Contractor Cybersecurity Certification And 33 New Enhanced Controls To Combat The Advanced Persistent Threat
The Government remains intensely focused on how best to protect its Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) once it is released to contractors.
United States
8 Jul 2019
VA Begins Seeking MSPV 2.0 Partners
The Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), Veterans Health Administration ("VHA") has begun the move toward its new Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor ("MSPV") 2.0 program
United States
8 Jul 2019
New York State Legislature Enacts Sweeping Changes To Combat Sexual Harassment
On June 19th, the New York State Senate and Assembly voted to pass omnibus legislation greatly strengthening protections against sexual harassment.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Oh Snap! Supreme Court Rejects Substantial Competitive Harm Test For Key FOIA Exemption
On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that Exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects from public disclosure "trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person privileged or confidential,"...
United States
2 Jul 2019
Feds Focus On Individuals In Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Controls ("OFAC")
United States
13 Jun 2019
The Future Of COTS Procurement: Top 10 Questions From GSA's Section 846 Phase 2 Report
On May 2, 2019, the General Services Administration ("GSA") and the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") finally released their Phase 2 Implementation Report (the "Phase 2 Report")
United States
13 Jun 2019
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