Topic Archives: National Security

International
July 19, 2017National Security

Germany Strengthens Foreign Investment Control: New Rules to Thoroughly Screen Investments in Enlarged Number of Key Industries

Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its intervention possibilities at national level and by lobbying a stricter regime at the EU level. Since the takeover of German robotics champion KUKA by a Chinese investor last year, the public and political pressure on increasing protection against certain foreign investment was high. ...›

Defense
April 13, 2017National Security

The Russians Are Coming. Again.

The world watched on March 20, 2017, as FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers testified about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election before the House Intelligence Committee. However, as John P. Carlin remarks in this Politico op-ed, the biggest bombshell to come out of the hearing went largely overlooked. ...›

Defense
November 13, 2015Defense, National Security

New Department of Defense Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk

On October 30, 2015, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System of the Department of Defense (DoD) published in the Federal Register (80 FR 67244) a final rule (the “Final Rule”) that adopts with changes an interim rule (78 FR 69268) amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement § 806 of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2011, “Requirements for Information Relating to Supply Chain Risk,” as amended by § 806 of the NDAA for FY 2013 (the “Interim Rule”). ...›

Defense
October 30, 2015National Security

Annual Performance Plans Present Contractor Opportunities

The Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-11, Part 6, requires nearly every government agency to issue Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports. The exceptions are the Central Intelligence Agency, the Government Accountability Office, the Panama Canal Commission, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Postal Regulatory Commission. ...›