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Let the Seller Beware - NASA’s Proposed Rule Seeks to Limit the Presence of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

USA - January 31 2020 On January 7, 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) published a proposed rule seeking to amend the NASA Federal Regulation…

Small Business Subcontracting for Cloud Computing Gets Easier

USA - January 31 2020 In response to widespread interest in allowing more small business participation in opportunities involving cloud computing, the Small Business…

DoD’s Squeeze of Chinese Telecom Equipment Continues

China, USA - January 30 2020 At the end of 2019, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) took another step to limit the potential cyber risks posed by telecommunications equipment…

United States v. Blaszczak: Second Circuit Ruling Creates Opening for Significant Increase in Insider Trading Prosecutions

USA - January 30 2020 The Second Circuit recently took an unexpected plunge into the torrid waters of insider trading law. Following several years of decisions limiting…

The SEC’s 2020 Examination Priorities

USA - January 30 2020 On January 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released its 2020 examination priorities, an annual report by the SEC’s Office of…

The Evolution of TAA Compliance Post-Energizer - “Substantially Transformed” Has Substantially Changed

USA - November 25 2019 Trade Agreements Act compliance changed fundamentally three years ago. Or, so we thought on December 7, 2016, when the U.S. Court of International…

A Few Thoughts on DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force

USA - November 25 2019 This month, and with great fanfare, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its creation of a Procurement Collusion Strike Force. We know what…

CISA Releases “Cyber Essentials” to Assist Small Businesses

USA - November 25 2019 On November 6, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) released its Cyber…

The True Impact of the Chinese Telecom Ban on Government Contractors

China, USA - November 25 2019 As you probably know, we have been following very closely developments relating to Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)…

Regulatory Moves Show Financial Watchdogs Working Smarter, if Not Harder

USA - October 30 2019 To gain insight into where the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) have been focusing their…