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Switches and Sweets: Belsnickel Brings Defense Contractors and Subcontractors New Cybersecurity Controls in Preholiday Revisions of NIST Cybersecurity Publication

USA - December 28 2016 If you are aware of German Christmas folklore (and really, who isn’t?), you know that Belsnickel is a legendary companion of St. Nick who carries a...


Government Contractors Should Not Fear Contract Termination Over Twitter ComplicatedRegulations CostlyTerminationProvisions

USA - December 7 2016 Carrier. UTC. Boeing. Swamp-draining rhetoric. While many ponder what America can expect from the next administration, one thing is clear - it...

Franklin C. Turner.


U.S. Government Open Source Software: OMB’s Memorandum on Federal Source Code Policy Exposes IP Ownership Risk

USA - December 2 2016 On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) promulgated an Open Source Software (“OSS”) policy via the Memorandum for the...

David Himelfarb, Burger, Robert J., Zlatko Hadzismajlovic, Daniel J. Kelly, Franklin C. Turner.


Government Contractors Can Learn From Yogi Berra: Failure to Follow Correct Claim Submission Procedures Results in Jurisdictional Doom

USA - September 1 2016 The late, great Yogi Berra once said that "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." Sometimes it seems as if Yogi's logic is...

David Himelfarb, Daniel J. Kelly, Franklin C. Turner.


Beware the Booty-Encrusted Hook: Cybersecurity Vendors Should Use Caution Approaching GSA’s IT-70 Solicitation for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services, or “HACS”

USA - August 30 2016 Machiavelli - yes, that Machiavelli - knew a thing or two about working with a powerful government. In his most well-known writings, Machiavelli...

David Himelfarb, Daniel J. Kelly, Franklin C. Turner.