If your business holds a U.S. security clearance — or is in the process of applying for one — take note of two big changes at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). First, after more than 25 years, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) is now being codified in the Code of
Andrew Tuggle’s practice focuses on technology and intellectual property law. He helps clients protect their innovations and comply with laws about data and technology.
Andrew helps clients protect their innovations through patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. With a strong technical background, he advises clients on how to comply with laws about cybersecurity, data privacy, digital assets, and exports.
A recent interim rule from the Department of Defense (DoD) would create a new self-assessment methodology for the cybersecurity requirements in NIST SP 800-171. The same rule also would implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Framework. The interim rule, which was published on September 29, 2020, will become effective on November 30, 2020.…