The Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have issued a proposed rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to extend the limitations on contractor employee personal conflicts of interest. The proposed rule will extend those limitations to the performance of all functions that are closely associated … Continue Reading
On September 27, 2013, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced interim rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (“DFAR”) outlining enhancements to whistleblower protections for contractor employees (the “Program”). The interim rules implement Section 828 of the National Defense Authorization Act … Continue Reading
On September 26, 2013, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration published a proposed rule in the Federal Register seeking to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to implement recent mandates aimed at stemming human trafficking. In addition to codifying the current zero-tolerance policy against human trafficking, FAR … Continue Reading
As the federal contractor community awaits the final veterans and disability affirmative action regulations, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is keeping itself busy cleaning house. OFCCP has maintained a Directives System since 1979 to distribute guidance to its staff and members of the public on OFCCP policy. In December, 2011, the Division … Continue Reading
Last week, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) soliciting comments from federal contractors on the feasibility of incorporating cybersecurity standards into federal acquisitions rules. 78 Fed. Reg. 27,966 (May 13, 2013). Through the RFI, GSA hopes to obtain diverse stakeholder involvement prior to the implementation of any new cybersecurity framework.… Continue Reading
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