On May 12, President Biden signed an executive order mandating that the federal government significantly improve cybersecurity within its networks and modernize federal cyber defenses. This move follows a series of cyberattacks on private companies and federal government networks over the past year, including a recent incident that resulted in gasoline shortages along the U.S. East Coast.

To learn about new standards for federal information systems, which will trigger wide-reaching changes for federal contractors and private sector industry participants, see the full alert on our website.

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Photo of Jason M. Vespoli Jason M. Vespoli

Jason focuses his practice on federal and state procurement, government
technology, bid protests and government contract disputes, and regulatory
compliance. He utilizes experience in state government, government
technology, and complex procurement to solve problems in innovative and
efficient ways.…

Jason focuses his practice on federal and state procurement, government
technology, bid protests and government contract disputes, and regulatory
compliance. He utilizes experience in state government, government
technology, and complex procurement to solve problems in innovative and
efficient ways.

Photo of Abram J. Pafford Abram J. Pafford

Abe is an experienced litigator who represents government contractors across the full spectrum of government contract matters, including litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings and investigations. As a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar department, Abe prosecutes claims arising under…

Abe is an experienced litigator who represents government contractors across the full spectrum of government contract matters, including litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings and investigations. As a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar department, Abe prosecutes claims arising under the Contract Disputes Act, defends against False Claims Act lawsuits initiated by the Department of Justice, and represents protestor and intervenors in pre-award and post-award bid protests before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the GAO.

Photo of Edwin O. Childs Edwin O. Childs

As a government contracts attorney, Ned primarily represents companies in the defense, technology, and aerospace industries. His practice encompasses an array of legal services, including government contract counseling and assistance with regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, licensing, voluntary disclosures, regulatory compliance, and corporate…

As a government contracts attorney, Ned primarily represents companies in the defense, technology, and aerospace industries. His practice encompasses an array of legal services, including government contract counseling and assistance with regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, licensing, voluntary disclosures, regulatory compliance, and corporate ownership and acquisition issues.

Photo of A. Rose Stern A. Rose Stern

Rose is a senior member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group as well as the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department, which was recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. With 20 years of government contracting experience, she provides…

Rose is a senior member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group as well as the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department, which was recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. With 20 years of government contracting experience, she provides legal counsel and consulting on local, state and federal procurement law matters. Such matters arise throughout the capture, bid, proposal and contract execution phases, including matters of administration, claims and disputes, bid protests, contract terminations, teaming agreements, conflicts of interest and intellectual property rights.

Photo of Anne S. Peterson Anne S. Peterson

Anne focuses her practice on data privacy and security, incident response, information governance and e-discovery. She routinely advises clients on a broad array of issues related to federal, state and industry compliance, as well as defensible internal policies and procedures to protect and…

Anne focuses her practice on data privacy and security, incident response, information governance and e-discovery. She routinely advises clients on a broad array of issues related to federal, state and industry compliance, as well as defensible internal policies and procedures to protect and leverage sensitive information.

Photo of Andrew Konia Andrew Konia

Andrew’s practice is singularly focused on protecting clients’ businesses and data, anticipating disputes, and strengthening their competitive position in the marketplace.