DOL Seeks Approval of New Approach for Monitoring Construction Contractor Compliance with Affirmative Action RequirementsThe Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) recently requested approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a new approach to review federal construction contractors’ compliance with OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and record-keeping requirements (view a copy of the supporting statement for the request). OFCCP hopes to employ

DCMA to Audit Compliance With DFARS Cyber Flowdown RequirementsFor over a year now, federal defense contractors have been required to comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (see our recent firm alert). Recently, however, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced in a memorandum to DoD officials that it has “asked” the

Federal Contractors May Be Able to Recover Costs Caused by the Government ShutdownThe current government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, and many federal contractors are incurring costs as a result of shutdown-related work stoppages and delays. Luckily, many federal contracts contain clauses that provide a potential avenue for recovery of such costs. Further, there are practical steps that contractors can take to increase their