DOD Issues New Proposed Rule on Enhanced Debriefings

May 28, 2021

You may have been aware that the Department of Defense was providing enhanced debriefings as part of its procurement process via a Class Deviation announced in 2018. DOD now seeks to make that rule permanent and has published a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) to continue to provide enhanced post-award debriefing under negotiated contracts, and task and delivery orders that exceed $10 Million.


Biden’s Cybersecurity Order and You

May 19, 2021

Executive Order

On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO). Driven in part by recent cyberattacks on network tools, enterprise software, and critical infrastructure, the EO implements (or attempts to implement; more on that later) a veritable wish-list of cybersecurity provisions.


Pipeline Cyberattack Highlights Fragile Infrastructure

May 11, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack is a wake up call to many regarding the state of their cybersecurity infrastructure. Centre Cybersecurity Partner Brandon Graves provides insight on how organizations can protect themselves against threats and reduce vulnerabilities.


Virginia’s New Data Privacy Law

Mar 9, 2021

Virginia's New Data Privacy law

On March 2, 2020, Virginia’s governor signed into law the Consumer Data Protection Act. Who does this law apply to and what does it mean for consumers? Understand what else must controllers do and what is the path forward.


GAO Annual Bid Protest Report 2021

Jan 21, 2021

During FY2020, 2,149 cases were filed, a 2% decrease from the 2,198 filed in FY2019. However, the number of sustained protests was slightly higher at 84, compared to 77 the year prior, for a sustain rate of 15% in FY2020


Biden’s Procurement Agenda for Government Contractors

Jan 21, 2021

The inauguration and transition in the White House will bring about seismic policy shifts in procurement policy and budget allocations. Here are my In and Out predictions for the government contracting community.


Cybersecurity Program Maturity

Jan 8, 2021

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has focused government contractors’ attention on cybersecurity.


The New Federal IoT Security Law

Jan 8, 2021

After a number of fits and starts, the federal government finally passed an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity law (the IoT Law). There is a lot of content in the law, but little immediate impact. State IoT laws certainly have more immediate impact.


JKB Solutions and Services, LLC v. United States

Nov 23, 2020

JKB Solutions and Services, LLC v. United States, 2020 WL 6123087 (10/16/20) (JKB), the Court of Federal Claims held that the Army constructively terminated a contract under the termination for convenience (T4C) clause and denied the contractor any breach damages for the Army’s failure to order the services expected under the contract.