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The DOD’s New CMMC Requirements and the False Claims Act

Recent well publicized data breaches pertaining to Department of Defense (DoD) unclassified information have caused the DoD to adopt new regulations for contractors who might be handling unclassified information for the DoD. On September 29, 2020, the DoD issued an interim rule aimed at implementing its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. There is...
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The DOD’s New CMMC Requirements and the False Claims Act

Recent well publicized data breaches pertaining to Department of Defense (DoD) unclassified information have caused the DoD to adopt new regulations for contractors who might be handling unclassified information for the DoD…
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SBIR/STTR Opportunities for Blockchain Projects

In August of 2019, the Air Force awarded blockchain company Constellation Network Inc. (“Constellation”) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for the purposes of securely unlocking traditionally siloed…
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SBIR/STTR Opportunities for Blockchain Projects

Posted on April 9, 2021
In August of 2019, the Air Force awarded blockchain company Constellation Network Inc. (“Constellation”) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for the purposes of securely unlocking traditionally siloed and non-accessible data and data sources. At the time, the decentralized blockchain world was looking for some sign that the federal government recognized...
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Comprehensive Health Servs., LLC v. United States – Overriding CICA’s Automatic Stay

Posted on April 1, 2021
Would you view the acquisition of COVID-19 tests as an “urgent and compelling” reason to depart from full and open competition? The Court of Federal Claims had an opportunity to weigh in on this notion when  Comprehensive Health Services, LLC (“CHS”) protested an award and challenged a decision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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SBA Amends SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, Clarifying Broad Phase III Eligibility For the Successors-In-Interest of Phase II Recipients

Posted on March 25, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently made important clarifications to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Policy Directive, giving the industry more certainty about whether and when a successor-in-interest to a Phase I/Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees is eligible for Phase III awards. As we’ve discussed in more detail...
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