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|Revised DFARS Interim Rule Regarding Cybersecurity Responds to Industry Concerns|
Peter F. Garvin, J. Andrew Jackson, Fernand A. Lavallee, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 2016After collecting feedback from industry representatives, the Department of Defense ("DOD") recently revised the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement ("DFARS") interim rule on required cybersecurity measures for defense contractors (the "December 30 Interim...
|President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to Encourage Cybersecurity Information Sharing|
Peter Carey, Keith M. Gerver, Kenneth L. Wainstein; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 18, 2016, previously published on December 24, 2015On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that contained the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”), a compromise bill based on competing cybersecurity information sharing bills that passed the House and Senate earlier this year. The Act...
|House Passes Bill Enhancing Security of Visa Waiver Program in Wake of Paris Terror Attacks|
Diane M. Rish, Stephen H. Smalley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, to tighten security measures and impose new restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The VWP permits citizens of 38 designated countries, mostly in Europe, to travel to...
|Five Things You Should Know About DOD Cybersecurity Regulations|
Blake Christopher, Neil S. Lowenstein; Vandeventer Black LLP;
December 8, 2015, previously published on November 2015In 2007, a preeminent American defense contractor first reported cyber attacks emanating from China. Four years later, upon a visit by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Chinese Air Force revealed a fighter jet unnervingly similar to the one manufactured by the hacked American contractor....
|Senate Passes NDAA|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015This week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 91 to 3. The bill, which authorizes $607 billion in defense spending and includes $5 billion in cuts excluded from an earlier version vetoed by President Barack Obama, contains a provision making it more...
|New Defense Rule Changes Reporting of Cyber Incidents|
Dawn Lee Merkle; Willcox & Savage, P.C.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on Fall 2015If you have a contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) or are a subcontractor or vendor on a DoD contract, you need to review the new rule regarding safeguarding covered defense information and reporting cyber incidents. On August 26, 2015, through the publication of an interim rule, the DoD...
|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....