Small Business

Lawmakers and Regulators Recognize Crypto and Blockchain Present Unique Problems for Traditional Enforcement Mechanisms

Congressional Democrats Seek Increased Oversight Into Crypto Matters Following Ransomware Attacks A group of Democratic senators and congressmen are calling on the Department of Justice, the State Department, the Department of the Treasury, and Homeland Security to beef up efforts to protect against the recent wave of ransomware attacks. The group, comprised of senators...
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Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (“CAAC”) Memorandum: Class Deviation Regarding Executive Order 14042 Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

On September 30, 2021, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (“CAAC”) released a memorandum authorizing all civilian United States government agencies to issue a class deviation to implement Executive Order 14042, “Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.” Attached to the CAAC memo is a FAR Deviation Clause (the “Clause”) that CAAC states “is...
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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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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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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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