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Deadline for controlled unclassified information is approaching

If you are a contractor or subcontractor that handles controlled unclassified information (CUI), the deadline for implementing security requirements under DFARS § 252.204-7000 (and following sections) and NIST SP 800-171 is December 31, 2017.

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Defense Security Service bans Kaspersky Lab software from contractor information systems

On September 28, 2017, the Defense Security Service (DSS), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, issued a directive to all government contractors with information systems under its control to remove Kaspersky Lab software from all DSS-authorized information systems. DSS oversees the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

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Advantage of appealing a NAICS code designation

A recent decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) demonstrates an advantage in appealing a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code designation for a procurement with a small-business set-aside.

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Federal contractors have to pay higher minimum wage in 2018

On September 15, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced the new minimum wage rate that government contractors will have to pay in 2018: $10.35 an hour. This is an increase from the current rate of $10.20 an hour.

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Register early for OFCCP town halls set for compliance assistance

The Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will be having a series of town halls to provide compliance assistance and to receive feedback from government contractors about their experiences in dealing with compliance requirements.

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