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The United Arab Emirates Announces New Federal Data Protection Law

On 5 September 2021, the UAE announced plans to introduce a new federal data protection law (“UAE Data Law”) in the coming weeks, its first-ever comprehensive data privacy and protection law to be issued.  The new law forms part of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, a set of economic and developmental initiatives designed to […]
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The Thrill Is Gone: Jilted Incumbent Can’t Convince Agency (or GAO) that Company’s Still...

Protest challenging agency’s technical and past performance evaluations is denied. The protester argued that due to its status as the incumbent, it should have...

Bringing Home the Davis-Bacon: Contractor Can’t Recover for Increased Wage Determination; Appeal of Gulf...

Appeal of a claim seeking to recover increased costs due to wage determination is denied. The contract included a clause that stated the contractor was not entitled to a cost adjustment for a change in wages as a result of a DOL wage determination that applies during the contract’s option years. The contractor (and a […]
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Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | 2021 Issue 18

Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on any of these topics. Executive […]
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FAR Council Publishes Memo with FAR Clause; DoD and GSA Publish Class Deviations for...

Crowell & Moring – The FAR Council, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and the General Services Administration (“GSA”) took steps to implement the new COVID-safety requirements mandated by Executive Order 14042 (“EO”) and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s (“Task Force”) Guidance. Key takeaways from each publication are addressed below. More at Crowell & Moring
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Where Are We Now? An Up-to-Date Guide to the Paycheck Protection Program

Proskauer Rose – This alert (I) summarizes the key terms of the PPP (as amended and supplemented by the Economic Aid Act, the EAA Updated Rules and the ARPA), (II) addresses certain frequently asked questions that Proskauer attorneys have addressed, and (III) provides a brief overview of the Federal Reserve’s Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility, […]
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Uncle Sam Wants You! (To Get Vaccinated, If You’re a Federal Contractor): Updated COVID-19...

By Patrick R. Quigley & Aron C. Beezley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings As promised, on September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors about the implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, which imposed a vaccine mandate on many federal contractors. Bottom line up front, as […]
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Lawmakers Question Accounting Firms Over ‘Revolving Door’ With Federal Agencies

A recent news investigation detailed potential ethics issues over the past four presidential administrations. More at Government Executive
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Contractors Assess the Just Released Details of White House COVID-19 Protocols

The Biden administration has released details of what are known as class deviations – allowable changes and the Federal Acquisition Regulation to take into account the ongoing COVID pandemic – and what contractors have to do for their own safety and that of federal employees they encounter. For an industry reaction, the Executive Vice President […]
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DFARS Proposed Rule – Treatment of Incurred Independent R&D Costs

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that makes amendments regarding the treatment of independent research and development expenditures and requires the Defense Contract Audit Agency to provide an annual report to Congress on independent research […]
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