Continuing Increase in U.S. Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment

Impacts of Encryption Regulation and Strategic Competition Act on CFIUS

The last two years have seen the passage and expedited implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) – arguably the largest change in U.S. regulation of foreign investment since the 1975 creation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

NISPOM Codified as Regulation; JPAS Retiring SoonIf 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

Significant Buy American Amendments Are HereThe Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council recently issued a final rule that implements the requirements of the Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials Executive Order. As discussed below, the final rule – which largely adopts the proposed revisions set forth in the FAR Council’s September 14, 2020, proposed rule — contains important