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[Newsletter] Moving UAS Policy Boundaries Forward: Flights Near People Unmanned Aircraft Systems Alert

In a quiet move last week, the FAA made an important revision to the requirements for commercial unmanned aircraft system, or drone operations, that may signal a significant policy change.


[Cybersecurity Alert] DoD Releases New Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Interim Rule Government Contracts, International Trade, and Cybersecurity Alert

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released an interim rule on cybersecurity that significantly increases cybersecurity requirements for all DoD contractors.


[Government Contracts Alert] Proposed Rule and Guidance — Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: New Disclosure Requirements and Standards for Reporting Labor Law Violations Government Contracts Alert

On May 28, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a Proposed Rule and the Department of Labor issued a Proposed Guidance implementing President Obama's July 31,...


[International Trade Alert] U.S. Government Steps Up Cybersecurity Efforts With New Rules for Export Controls, Economic Sanctions International Trade Alert

With cybersecurity dominating the headlines, the U.S. government has taken several recent steps to target the national security threat posed by cybercriminals and hackers with new...


[Newsletter] Recent Developments Regarding the Legality of Government Data Collection Efforts Privacy Alert

Two federal appeals courts recently published significant opinions that redefine the scope of government access to phone records, setting the stage for a complex debate in Congress over the ...


[Newsletter] The Mexican Civil Aviation Authority Has Issued a New Mandatory Circular for all Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Operations International Trade Alert

On April 8, 2015, the DGAC issued a new mandatory circular CO AV-23/10 R2 that "establishes the requirements to operate RPAS" to be more in line with the regulatory regimes of other...


[Newsletter] The Sixth Circuit in United Technologies Corp. Requires Government to Prove Actual Loss for False Claims Act Damages Government Contracts Alert

The Department of Justice and qui tam relators were dealt another blow regarding how damages are calculated in False Claims Act (FCA) cases. In an FCA case involving allegations of...


[Government Contracts Alert] GSA Proposes to Require Monthly Reporting of Transactional Data and Establish a Pilot Program to Exempt Certain Products and Services From the Price Reductions Clause Government Contracts Alert

Last month, the General Services Administration (GSA) published a proposed rule that, if finalized, would do away with one of the most burdensome compliance requirements posed by Federal...

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