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Government Contractors Broadly Required to Safeguard Systems

On May 16, 2016, the FAR Council issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register that requires federal government contractors and subcontractors to take safeguards to protect systems that process, store or transmit information relating to U.S. Government contracts. The New Rule will become effective on June 15, 2016, and will be implemented by incorporation…
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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Training Released

On March 10, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Institute released training on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order ("EO"), which is available here. We previously issued a blog post on the EO on July 10, 2015.
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FAR Council Regulates Contractor-Employee NDAs

On January 22, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register aimed at changing the FAR to ensure the U.S. Government does not enter into any agreement or contract with a contractor who requires its employees or subcontractors to sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that restrict their…
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GSA Changes Course on Commercial Terms

On July 31, 2015, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a memorandum to its acquisition workforce that side steps long-standing Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) rules aimed at recognizing the standard terms and conditions under which commercially oriented companies sell their products and services. The memorandum formalizes a GSA Class Deviation from FAR Part 12 and…
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