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“Internet of Things” Guidance to be Added to Cybersecurity Requirements for Agencies and Federal Contractors

In 2019, cybersecurity has become top-of-mind for most federal government contractors and agencies that share sensitive information.  In addition to updated Department of Defense guidance and procedures for evaluating contractors’ compliance with cybersecurity requirements, as well as an increase in Department of Defense cybersecurity audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) council also has promised a … Continue Reading

Who’s In Charge? The GAO, the FAR Council, and Jurisdiction Over Task Order Bid Protests

By W. Bruce Shirk We’ve previously complained about the FAR Council’s tendency to take too much time to issue rules that entail consideration of complex subject matter, as indicated, for example, by the 13 years during which the Council dallied before issuing final rules for commercial off the shelf items, discussed here.  Recent events suggest, … Continue Reading
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