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FY18 NDAA conference report signals significant increase in defense spending

On November 8, 2017, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees released a conference report detailing their compromise FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The report, which merges the bills each committee passed earlier this year, outlines the policy goals and authorization levels for defense spending contained in the NDAA. With a total topline defense budget of about $700 billion, the NDAA surpasses both President Trump’s budget request and the DoD’s initial requests. The significant boost over the FY17 NDAA is designed to improve military readiness, drive military infrastructure advances and provide critical reforms.

We discuss the new NDAA’s acquisition reform initiatives and its provisions to strengthen cybersecurity, increase the size of the Armed Forces, and modernize military infrastructure and capabilities.

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FY18 NDAA conference report signals significant increase in defense spending

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – November 2017

Our November edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of October.

Highlights this month include:

  • House passes two bills to enhance national and border security
  • Civilian agency spending reaches highest level since 2010
  • House passes two bills to help small businesses enhance their cybersecurity

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – November 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017

Our October edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of September.

Highlights this month include:

  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 heads to conference
  • House passes three bills regarding DHS information-sharing rules
  • US announces new sanctions against North Korea

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – October 2017

You’re Invited: Inaugural Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing

Please join us for our first annual Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing, a complimentary and exclusive gathering where we will examine the latest developments in the government contracting industry. The briefing, which will take place at the W Hotel, will cover commercial item contracting generally and hot issues affecting GSA and VA Schedule contract holders.

We also will discuss some of the new, unique risks associated with government contracting, as well as offer practical, effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies. In addition, we’ll share insights we’ve gained assisting clients in government investigations, including how to respond when agents come knocking on your door.

We hope you can join us as we discuss these important topics and others impacting government contractors across the country.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lunch served at 12 p.m.

The W Hotel
2440 Victory Park Ln.
Dallas, TX

View the detailed agenda and the latest updates on our event webpage

You’re Invited: Inaugural Dallas Government Contracts Fall Briefing

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017

Our September edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of August.

Highlights this month include:

  • Government shutdown could cause disruption to contracting community
  • DoD plans to restructure its acquisition department
  • Sequester may cause significant spending cuts to DoD programs

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – September 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017

Our August edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of July.

Highlights this month include:

  • House passes DoD Appropriations Act of 2018
  • BIS issues a final rule amending the EAR based on the 2016 MTCR Plenary Agreements
  • White House issues FY 2019 budget guidance to executive agencies

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – August 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017

Our July edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of June.

Highlights this month include:

  • Department of Commerce and Office of Management and Budget issue guidance indicating continued emphasis on Buy American requirements
  • NDAA advances to the floor in the House and Senate
  • Department of Defense requests comments on streamlining of DFARS provisions

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – July 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017

Our June edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of May.
Highlights this month include:

  • President Trump issues executive order on strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure
  • Trump administration sends long-awaited FY18 budget request to Congress
  • Senate introduces bill aimed at reforming the process by which federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – June 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017

Our May edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of April.
Highlights this month include:

  • Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order advances his domestic preference agenda, but its impact may not be felt for months
  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs issues guidance for implementing 2-for-1 executive order
  • Former SECDEF Ash Carter’s flagship defense innovation initiative to continue under SECDEF Mattis and President Trump

This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – May 2017

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – April 2017

Our April edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of March. Highlights this month include:

  • President Trump signs resolution revoking President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces EO and implementing regulations
  • House of Representatives passes $578 billion defense appropriations bill
  • Congress’s timeline to pass appropriation bills sparks fear of another government shutdown
  • This update will also be available in Contract Management Magazine, which is published monthly by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

    To read the newsletter, please click here.

     

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update – April 2017