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Agencies, Contractors Get More Time to Purge Chinese-Made Telecom Gear from Supply Chains

Chinese-made telecommunications gear won’t be totally out of the government’s supply chain for years, despite a law banning it now. Section 889 of the...

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Issues Initial Guidance on Essential Workers, Sectors

As many industries transition to alternate working arrangements in response to COVID-19, certain sectors and functions essential to the nation’s public health, safety and community well-being must continue to operate. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security recently released an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help […]
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GSA Publishes Guidance on New Rules Banning Chinese Telecom Equipment

The General Services Administration has published a guide intended to help contractors comply with new regulations banning the use of technology from certain Chinese...

Will the GDPR Apply to U.S. Government Agencies?

Though the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation applies to both public and private entities, the U.S. government will likely rely on ad-hoc agreements to meet some of its obligations instead of fully complying. In theory, agencies such as the Departments of State or Homeland Security could fall under the terms of the GDPR, but Karen […]
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DNI Apparently Has Granted DoD a Limited Temporary Waiver of Section 889 Implementation

Government contractors have been closely watching developments in the implementation of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019, which bans...

PubK Cyber Cafe for June 25, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering the government response to cybersecurity threats and trends, including federal and international laws and regulations, government oversight, and cyber in...

Not Just CMMC: New DOD Rule Creates Two Cybersecurity Assessment Frameworks

WHAT: After clearing the interagency review conducted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has released a long-awaited...

DCMA Revises Cyber Supply Chain Review: Updated Guidebook Modifies Audit Standards

The Defense Contract Management Agency has revised its Contractor Purchasing System Review Guidebook, with the most significant updates to Appendix 24, Supply Chain Management Process, to further address supply chain compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012. The CPSR Guidebook was revised earlier this year to address DoD guidance related to management and oversight of the supply chain. […]
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How Companies Should Prep for CMMC

The Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is nearly finished, and its release with a list of accrediting bodies is imminent. But while companies...

PubK Cyber Cafe for June 11, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering the government response to cybersecurity threats and trends, including federal and international laws and regulations, government oversight, and cyber in...