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Don’t Forget to Click “Submit”

Once again, an offeror’s proposal has been ruled late because of an unsuccessful encounter with technology. (See our two recent blogs on this subject in “Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement“ and “Agency Errors Leave Contractor Out in the Cold“) In the latest case, the offeror’s employee uploaded the complete proposal to the designated […]

Revised Cybersecurity Requirements Mean More Compliance Measures for Defense Contractors

On Dec. 30, 2015, the Defense Department (DOD) issued a second interim rule allowing defense contractors an extension until Dec. 31, 2017, to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity controls required by DOD’s recently revised DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, and DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding […]

What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released its annual Work Plan for FY2016 which summarizes new and ongoing Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audits and reviews for HHS programs and operations. The Work Plan is a great resource for Medicare and Medicaid healthcare providers, suppliers and other healthcare government contractors to help […]

Assistant Attorney General Highlights Increased Worldwide Collaboration in the Fight Against Cybercrime, and Emphasizes the Need to Access Encrypted Data

On January 25, 2016, Leslie Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, spoke at the Internet Education Foundation’s 12th Annual State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C. At this conference, she revealed that the DOJ has stationed investigators and prosecutors in five countries on four different continents […]