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In the third episode of our Eyes on Washington Podcast Special Miniseries about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), National Security attorney Dan Sennott is joined by government contracts attorneys Eric Crusius and Leila George-Wheeler. Their conversation focuses mainly on cybersecurity provisions and acquisition reform in the FY22 NDAA. The group outlines major shifts in the cybersecurity enforcement space as a result of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program (CMMC) and what implications that will have on small businesses and contractors. They also provide insight on DoD’s acquisition approach for software and innovative technologies, indicating how it has changed the landscape of the industry. Ms. George-Wheeler touches on the False Claims Act as it relates to CMMC and likely enforcement trends under the Biden Administration. Lastly, the group provides predictions for next year’s NDAA.

This Eyes on Washington Podcast Special Miniseries breaks down the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the yearly authorization of funding and policy for the entire Department of Defense (DoD). Hosted by attorney Dan Sennott, this miniseries delves deep into the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) NDAA, its wide-reaching provisions, policy initiatives and the associated laws being passed in Congress. In each episode of this miniseries, Holland & Knight attorneys will tackle specific topics and themes in the FY22 NDAA.