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David Bodenheimer

David Bodenheimer

David Z. Bodenheimer is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he heads the Homeland Security Practice and focuses on Government Contracts, False Claims Act, Privacy, and Cybersecurity. For more than 30 years, he has found solutions for clients whenever and wherever problems arise in doing business with the Government. David represents all sizes of technology clients (computer hardware and software, major weapon systems, biodefense, satellite and space services, and military avionics and equipment). He litigates, counsels and resolves the full range of issues that clients confront in selling to the Government. He has testified before Congress regarding cybersecurity threats, public-private partnerships, and contractor liability issues for military contractors. He currently serves as a vice-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Cybersecurity Committee.

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The “Cyber Framework” Arrives

Posted in Cybersecurity
After a year of development, NIST has released the long-awaited Cybersecurity Framework, which promises to have significant implications for the public and private sectors alike. The final version retains much of the Framework Core set forth in its draft version and provides a blueprint to align cybersecurity efforts, along with the accompanying Roadmap document discussing… Continue Reading

Putting the SEC Spotlight on Corporate Cyber Risks

Posted in Cybersecurity
As the latest 10-K filing period for corporations draws to a close, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to intensify its scrutiny on whether companies’ filings adequately disclose both information security breaches that occurred in the past, and the material risks due to cyber threats such companies face in the future.  Since the… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Receives Presidential Push with New Cyber Executive Order

Posted in Cybersecurity
After years of abortive attempts by Congress to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, the President took matters into his own hands on February 12, signing an Executive Order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  Identifying the cyber threat as “one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront,” this Order, along with its contemporaneous Presidential Policy… Continue Reading

Information Security, Privacy, and the Government Accountability Office: Perspectives on Risks, Requirements, and Emerging Issues in the Public Sector

Posted in Cybersecurity
Since the emergence of cybersecurity and privacy as high risk issues in the public sector, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been at the forefront – identifying risks, reviewing progress of federal agencies, and keeping Congress informed on the latest developments in the cyber and technology arena.  In this role, GAO has reported on the… Continue Reading

New Cyber Breach Amendment Raises Questions for Cleared Contractors

Posted in Cybersecurity
As a part of the Senate’s recent passage of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) has introduced an amendment that would direct the Department of Defense to establish procedures requiring contractors with security clearances to make disclosures when their covered networks have been successfully breached. Amendment 3195 appears to be the latest… Continue Reading

Come join Crowell & Moring on February 15, 2012, as it hosts the ABA’s “Cyber on the Hill” with Congressman Jim Langevin

Posted in Cybersecurity
Congressman Langevin (RI-D) serves as one of the leading experts and thought-leaders on Capitol Hill on cybersecurity developments and initiatives. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Cybersecurity Caucus and previously co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, whose recommendations he is currently implementing. Congressman… Continue Reading