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New Vaccination Requirements Imposed On Government Contractors and Other Employers and Employees

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden announced new federal COVID-19 vaccination requirements, outlined below, which will be incumbent on federal government contractors and their employees, federal branch employees, as well as private sector employers with over 100 employees. Federal Government Contractors President Biden signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for...
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Recommended Minimum Standards for Vendor or Developer Verification (Testing) of Software Under Executive Order (EO) 14028

Posted on October 6, 2021
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was tasked with producing guidelines on vendors’ source code testing in accordance with President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order published on May 12, 2021. NIST published these guidelines on July 7, 2021. The guidelines include “recommended minimums for verification of code by developers.” 
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Archive360 Podcast Episode 12: Details of President Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Posted on July 7, 2021
In the latest episode from Archive360, Bill Tolson and special guests Tyson Marx, Senior Associate at Ward & Berry and Chelsea Padgett, Associate at Ward & Berry discuss the details of President Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity. Aimed specifically at the federal government and their agencies, the three main points of the order include...
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Supreme Court Sides With ANCs, Allowing ANCs to Receive CARES Act Funds

Posted on June 29, 2021
The United States Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion in the consolidated cases of Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation et al. and Alaska Native Village Corp. Association et al. v.Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation et al.* After Congress passed the CARES Act allocating $8 billion to “Tribal governments”, the dispute arosewhether...
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DOD Proposed Rule to Codify and Expand Enhanced Debriefings

Posted on June 10, 2021
On May 20, 2021, The Department of Defense published a proposed rule that codifies and expands the DOD’s enhanced debriefing program. The enhanced debriefing program was initially called for by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 and implemented by the DOD through a class deviation.  Class deviations are generally temporary authorizations...
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President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order a “Big ___ Deal” For Federal Contractors

On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued a lengthy Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (the “Executive Order”). The senior administration official providing a background press call that evening explained that the Executive Order: makes “a down payment towards modernizing our cyber defenses” reflects “a fundamental shift in our mindset – from incident...
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