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Proposed FAR rule about prohibiting whistleblowing through non-disclosure agreements

On January 22, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FARC) published a proposed rule about contractor and subcontractor whistleblowers.

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Careful adherence to deadline critical to success of bid protest

Once again, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has affirmed a fundamental principle for successful bid protesting: Pay attention to and comply with the deadlines required by the process.

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Defense Department gives contractors more time to implement cyber security requirements

On December 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a new interim rule about implementing a previously issued interim rule about cyber security. The new interim rule gives government contractors and subcontractors more time to implement security requirements.

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Review and update your affirmative action plan

If you are a government contractor that operates on a calendar-year basis (January 1 to December 31), don’t forget to review and update your affirmative action plan (AAP).

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Final rule issued governing supply-chain risk in government procurement

On October 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule governing supply-chain risk and government procurement. This final rule replaces the interim rule issued on November 28, 2013.

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