On December 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A number of the provisions increase opportunities for large and small businesses and open the Government contracting market to a number of vendors who otherwise might not be interested.
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.
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).
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.
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.