More Flexibility for Small Business Contractors

On May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register that provides many long overdue regulatory updates and clarifications relating to small businesses engaged in U.S. Government contracting. The Final Rule was originally proposed by the SBA in the Federal Register on December 29, 2014. It primarily addresses…
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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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