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|OFCCP Issues Infographics on Jurisdictional Thresholds and Protected Veteran Status|
Christopher J. Near; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 6, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently added two infographics to the collection of federal contractor resources available on its website. These new resources concerning jurisdictional thresholds and protected veteran status are being offered as part of OFCCP’s...
|Bunkers in Baghdad Reaches Newest Milestone, Sends 400,000th Golf Club to Soldiers Overseas|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 22, 2015Named a Top-Rated Nonprofit for the last three years by GreatNonprofits, Bunkers in Baghdad has reached a new milestone: sending its 400,00th golf club to soldiers overseas. Founder Joseph M. Hanna announced the news on the heels of receiving a grant from the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. In just the...
|Bureau of Industry and Security Amends EAR Implementing Removal of Cuba's Designation as State Sponsor of Terrorism|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, amended its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the elimination of the "State Sponsor of Terrorism" designation as applied to Cuba. The amendments also remove "AT"...
|Iran Nuclear Deal Reached; Sanctions Remain in Place|
Renato Antonini, Laura L. Fraedrich, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Henry Klehm; Jones Day;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 2015On July 14, 2015, the European Union, together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China (known as the "P5+1 countries") reached an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear weapons development efforts and sanctions designed to prevent such efforts....
|Unlicensed Contracting Charges in Florida|
July 3, 2015, previously published on May 2015A local man was recently arrested in Sarasota County on 43 felony counts of unlicensed contracting. With the economy seemingly on the mend and the construction trades ramping back up, it is highly likely that local law enforcement is going to bring back the unlicensed contractor stings.
|Turkey's First Civil Offset Legislation|
Safak Herdem; HERDEM Attorneys At Law;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015The civil offset policy of Turkey is now in English.
|Investment Canada Act Update: Amendments to National Security Review Timelines and “Net Benefit” Review Threshold|
Oliver J. Borgers, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015Extended national security review timelines under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) are now in force which means that a national security review may now take up to 200 days.
|Supreme Court Paralyzes Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine, Affords Greater Deference To Federal Agencies|
Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015Today, in a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court abolished a precedent on which the regulated community has relied to keep federal agencies in check for nearly 20 years. This precedent, commonly referred to as the Paralyzed Veterans doctrine, required a federal agency to engage in...
|ISIS Hacks U.S. Military Social Media Accounts|
James J. Giszczak, Dominic A. Paluzzi, Adam C. Smith; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015Twitter and YouTube accounts operated by the United States Military Central Command were hacked by the terrorist group known as ISIS on Monday. Before the Command could shut down those accounts, the hackers posted threatening messages, propaganda videos, and allegedly confidential military...
|Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons Systems|
Christine R. Couvillon; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.” The new Instruction is designed to assist acquisition personnel in tailoring the...