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
The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team is excited to be gathered again for the annual Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The conference takes place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, which, … [Continue reading] about Alston & Bird Team Returns to D.C. for Thomson Reuters Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference
Domestic sourcing policies may soon see a major shakeup after a one-two punch this past week from the Trump Administration and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. First, earlier this month, government officials circulated plans for the … [Continue reading] about Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Shakeup of the TAA Domestic Preference Regime?