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Electrical contractor grazed by treble-damages bullet under False Claims Act

More than $750,000—that’s what a federal government contractor was going to have to pay until a federal appeals court reduced the amount to $14,748.

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DoD issues new cybersecurity implementation plan

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a revised Cybersecurity Discipline Implementation Plan. The previous version of the plan was issued in October 2015; the latest edition was released in February 2016.

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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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