Privacy and information security is a major concern of the US government, not only in response to the growing demand in the private sector for protection, but also as it relates to issues of national security. Our attorneys frequently advise private companies involved in government contracts that require extremely high levels of information security. In addition to regularly counseling clients on issues arising under the federal Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the International Common Criteria for the evaluation of security claims made about software and other information technology acquired by the US government, we also advise government agencies and private industry on the interconnection of privacy and national security, particularly in the sensitive field of cybersecurity and surveillance.
We offer counsel on these and other issues relating to software development and information technology companies, including the negotiation and implementation of Federal Supply Schedule contracts. Our lawyers have experience advising contractors concerning price reporting and other special obligations that are unique to federal contracting.