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“Buy (More) American” - Final Rule Implements Changes to the Buy American Act Regulations

USA - January 20 2021 On January 19, 2021, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published the final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) in…

SEC Proposal to Exempt Finders from Registration Generates Split Reaction

USA - November 30 2020 A Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) plan to create a registration exemption for certain finders has generated a mixed response. The nearly…

IoT Legislation Passes Congress

USA - November 30 2020 Legislation directing the National Institute of Standards and technology (“NIST”) to create standards and guidelines for securing Internet of Things…

OCIE Director Instructs Advisers to Empower Chief Compliance Officers

USA - November 30 2020 On November 19, 2020, Peter Driscoll, director of the Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination (“OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange…

“Buy American” update: FDA issues list of essential medicines required by Executive Order

USA - November 3 2020 On October 30, 2020 the FDA published a list of essential medicines, medical countermeasures, and critical inputs as required by President Trump’s…

Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification Ends October 15, 2020 When SBA Begins Requiring Formal Government-Issued Or Third-Party Certifications for Awards

USA - September 29 2020 Beginning October 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), implementing the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), will…

GSA’s Take on Implementation of Section 889

USA - September 29 2020 On September 10, 2020, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) hosted a webinar related to its implementation of Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA -…

DoD’s Long Awaited Rule on CMMC - Plus a New Cybersecurity Assessment Methodology for Contractors to Start Right Now

USA - September 29 2020 At long last, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) has provided its interim rule, published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020, amending the…

Proposed Changes to the Buy American Act Regulations Implementing Trump Executive Orders

USA - September 29 2020 On September 14, 2020, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published the long anticipated proposed rule amending the Federal Acquisition…

IoT Legislation Advances in Congress

USA - September 29 2020 Congress recently advanced legislation that directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standards and guidelines for…