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Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
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By: Matthew L. Haws and Umer M. Chaudhry On May 24, 2021, the General Services Administration (GSA) launched the new SAM.gov. It looks different and has both new requirements and functionality. So what do government contractors need to know before they start using the new system? And how can they... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
By: David Bitkower, David B. Robbins, Shoba Pillay, Aaron R. Cooper, and Tali R. Leinwand The White House sent an open letter last week to “corporate executives and business leaders” urging their companies to take “immediate steps” toward better protecting themselves against ransomware attacks.[1] Although the White House cannot generally... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
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By: David Bitkower, David B. Robbins, Shoba Pillay, Aaron R. Cooper, and Tali R. Leinwand An Executive Order released by the Biden administration last month (the Cybersecurity EO) seeks to bolster the federal government’s cybersecurity defenses and resilience by imposing a variety of requirements on federal agencies and government contractors... Continue reading
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By: Noah B. Bleicher, Carla J. Weiss, and Moshe Broder The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require that DoD provide enhanced postaward debriefings to contractors. Although these changes were required by Section 818 the National Defense... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
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By: Matthew L. Haws President Biden is raising the minimum wage for workers under federal government contracts to $15. In an executive order on April 27, 2021, Biden ordered that the Department of Labor develop rules to ensure that federal contract (and subcontract) employees are paid a minimum of $15... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update will offer brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Regulatory Update 1. Notice of Request for Comments on Executive Order “America's Supply Chains,” (April... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update will offer brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Regulatory Update 1. Class Deviation 2021-O0003: DFARS 252.239-7098 Prohibition on Contracting to Maintain or Establish... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update summarizes key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Regulatory Activity 1. Withdrawal of Several FAR Cases on March 19, 2021 The change in administration has resulted in... Continue reading
Partner Matt Haws wrote “5 Ways Gov't Contractors Can Manage Schedule Change Risk” with Jonathan Rice and Sashi Mahtani of Breakwater Forensics LLC. It’s an important read for government contractors facing project delays or the threat of liquidated damages. Matt also spoke with Tom Temin of Federal News Network about... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update summarizes key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Executive Actions Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains (Feb. 24, 2021) This order sets out a policy to ensure... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update will offer brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Rules 1. Class Deviation 2021-O0004 - DFARS 252.225-7987 Requirements... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update will offer brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Executive Actions 1. Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update will offer brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Executive Actions 1. Thirty Executive Actions in President Biden’s First Three Days in Office In... Continue reading
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By: Matthew L. Haws and Scott E. Whitman Congress has been focused on ensuring that small businesses in the 8(a) program receive extra time to make up for disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, Congress included language in both the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and 2021 National... Continue reading
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By: Cynthia J. Robertson, David B. Robbins, and Noah B. Bleicher Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice is pleased to highlight key components of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21). This annual legislation—filled with thousands of provisions—provides a roadmap of... Continue reading
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By: Noah B. Bleicher and Carla J. Weiss In late December, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2020. The statutorily mandated report contains an array of information about GAO’s bid protest forum over the prior fiscal year, including the most... Continue reading
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By: Steven R. Englund and Grant B. Schweikert In the final days of 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided a case providing defense contractors a tool to enhance protection of their technical data (such as specifications and drawings) and computer software when delivering them to... Continue reading
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