A Gap in the Law: Uncertainty in How Small Business Joint Ventures Must be Managed


U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) regulations require that mentor-protégé and socioeconomic joint ventures designate the protégé or socioeconomic member as the “managing venturer” of the joint venture.
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Supreme Court Decision Broadens Protection for Confidential Information against Disclosure under FOIA


In a significant decision for Government contractors, the Supreme Court has expanded the types of “commercial or financial information” that are “confidential,” and therefore exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
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DOD’s Proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirements: What We Know and How to Prepare


The final DFARS cybersecurity rule promulgated in 2016, which included the latest changes to the DFARS clause at 252.204-7012, was a significant development for DoD contractors, in part because it mandates compliance with the 110 security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171.
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Law360: The NLRB's Mixed Messages About Chain Of Command Rules


If you are a government contractor, one of the last things you want to see is your customer getting embroiled in the workplace problems of your employees.
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California District Court Issues First False Claims Act Decision Involving the DFARS Cybersecurity Rule


As predicted, a recent decision from the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California is the first sign of a new, and potentially enormous wave, of Civil False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-33 (“FCA”) actions based on allegations of non-compliance with Federal procurement cybersecurity requirements.
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GAO Issues Its Latest Decision Involving Protests of Other Transaction Agreements


GAO’s authority to hear protests involving other transaction agreements, or “OTAs,” has been in the headlines over the past year.
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Employers Facing Surge in Immigration Enforcement


Criminal investigations/arrests and I-9 audits surged in fiscal year 2018 following the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s announcement of its intent to increase its worksite enforcement efforts.
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Disputes and Claims for State Contracts in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) Part 3 of 3 – Virginia


This is the final post in our three-part series on state level government contract claims, and the accompanying dispute processes, in the DMV.
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Public Work Contractors Should Check Their Payroll, Then Check It Twice…


Maryland “public work” contractors and subcontractors better be checking their payroll, and then checking it twice, because Senate Bill (“SB”) 300 just came to town!
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New Maryland Programs Offer Tax Credits and Grants for Cybersecurity


In 2018 Maryland started three programs to stimulate cybersecurity commerce in the state: (1) tax credits for Maryland small businesses to buy cybersecurity products and services from Maryland suppliers, (2) tax credits for investment in Maryland cybersecurity suppliers, and (3) grants for Maryland Government contractors to become compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity rules.
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