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Lawmaker Predicts Bigger Pentagon Budget, Chance of BRAC Round; Lawmakers Warn Full Year CR Would Disrupt Military Training; Trump Administration Releases Report on Compliance with Detention Requests
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), believes that Congress will ultimately agree to fund the


DFARS: Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2017

Data protection and cybersecurity have been receiving ever-increasing attention within the U.S. federal government. Last October, the DoD issued two


New Executive Order Directs Federal Agencies to Trim The Fat
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2017

President Trump’s executive order directs all federal agencies to point out where they can be trimmed down to meet his proposed budget


Timing is Everything - GAO Refuses to Apply Jurisdiction Retroactively
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

As we previously reported here and here, between October 1 and December 14, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) lacked jurisdiction to


Defense Contracting Innovation in State of Flux
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

Over the last few years, both the Department of Defense and Congress have been pursuing innovation in defense-related technologies, processes or


OMB Claims Federal Progress on FISMA in 2016 But Much Work Remains
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

Earlier this week, the White House Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") issued its 2016 Federal Information Security Modernization Act ("FISMA"


Congress Considers Limiting Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

Many employers require employees to sign arbitration agreements at the inception of the employment relationship and prior to any disputes, such as


The Past is Prologue: Current Trends in Government Contract Spending Over the Past Five Years - GAO Issues Trend Analysis Report
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2017

In its March 9, 2017 report entitled, "Contracting Data Analysis - Assessment of Government-Wide Trends", GAO No. GAO-17-244SP (the "Report"), GAO


NAS Issues Report on Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • USA
  • March 10 2017

On March 9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) announced the release (pre-publication version) of a new


Visa Update: Premium Processing of H-1B Petitions Temporarily Halted; H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Bill Introduced
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to six months and USCIS