The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team has been closely following developments in the implementation of Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), and particularly Section 889 Part B, which broadly … [Continue reading] about Additional GSA Webinar Guidance for Section 889 Part B Implementation Delayed to September 10, 2020
On July 30, 2020, General Services Administration’s (“GSA”) Office of Small Business Utilization hosted a webinar on the implementation of Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The Alston & Bird … [Continue reading] about GSA Provides Additional Guidance on Section 889 Part B Implementation and “Waivers”
To curb the threat of U.S. foreign adversaries gaining access to critical infrastructure and stealing sensitive information, Congress passed Section 889 ("Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment") as … [Continue reading] about DoD Weighs In As Federal Contractors Search for Guidance on Implementation of Section 889 Part B
Following a February 18, 2020 blog post, Jeff Belkin and MJ Kim explain in Contract Management Magazine how a recent Federal Circuit decision and possible U.S. withdrawal from the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement could … [Continue reading] about Is a Shakeup Still Imminent for U.S. Domestic Sourcing?
At a news conference this morning, March 18, 2020, President Trump announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”) to thwart the Coronavirus pandemic. Among numerous broad powers, this 1950 law authorizes the President to force … [Continue reading] about President Invokes Wartime Production Law to Require Commercial Businesses to Prioritize Manufacturing & Delivery of Goods to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic