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April 2022 Developments Under President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

USA - May 9 2022 This is the twelfth in a series of Covington blogs on implementation of Executive Order 14028, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” issued by…

Infrastructure Update: OMB Issues New Buy America Guidance for Federal Infrastructure Projects

USA - April 27 2022 On April 18, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) published a memorandum entitled “Initial Implementation Guidance on Application of Buy…

March 2022 Developments Under President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

USA - April 4 2022 This is the eleventh in a series of Covington blogs on implementation of Executive Order 14028, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” issued by…

Covington Guide to Foreign Military Sales and Financing

USA - March 28 2022 Covington's government contracts team offers a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the unique challenges presented by Foreign Military Sales and…

DOD Issues Final DFARS Rule on Enhanced Debriefing Process

USA - March 18 2022 On March 18, 2022, the Department of Defense published a final rule in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement implementing its…

Department of Labor Proposes Overhaul to Davis-Bacon Act Regulations

USA - March 18 2022 Many contractors are familiar with the Davis-Bacon Act (“DBA”), the statute that requires government contractors to pay prevailing wages to workers…

President Biden Signs Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Payment and Cyber Incident Reporting into Law

USA - March 16 2022 On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022, a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the government…

First Settlement of DOJ Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative

USA - March 15 2022 On March 8, 2022, the Department of Justice announced the first settlement of a case under the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative. Established in October…

Senior HHS Official Discusses Role of OIG in FCA Resolutions and Enforcement Priorities for 2022

USA - March 4 2022 On February 23, 2022, Gregory E. Demske, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General for HHS’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), provided opening…

DoD Signals Increased Scrutiny of Gov Con M&A and Renewed Interest in Background IP Rights

USA - February 23 2022 On the heels of the FTC’s opposition to Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed’s termination of the deal, the Department of…