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2018 National Defense Authorization Act opens up opportunities for more small and large businesses

On December 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A number of the provisions increase opportunities for large and small businesses and open the Government contracting market to a number of vendors who otherwise might not be interested.

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Dangers with emailed proposals

Dangers with emailed proposals

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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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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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