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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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Yes, the Federal Government does have implied duty of good faith and fair dealing

In a recent decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed that the Federal Government does have an implied duty of good faith and fair dealing in conducting its business.

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Basis for protesting bid may be that RFQ unduly restricts competition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently ruled in favor of a bid protester on the issue of whether a request for quotations (RFQ) unduly restricted competition. The decision provides insight into how to increase the chances of a successful bid protest concerning this issue.

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Promises to comply with RFP don’t win a contract

A recent bid protest provides an object lesson in how to prepare a successful bid—or otherwise effectively negotiate with the government in discussions over a proposal.

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