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Michael Gruden

Michael Gruden

Michael Gruden is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Privacy and Cybersecurity and Government Contracts groups and is resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

Michael is admitted in New York only; practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

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OOPS 2018 Preview: Contractors and Cybersecurity

Posted in Cybersecurity, Events, Legal Developments
With even DoD officials acknowledging cyber threats ranging from exfiltrating our top military secrets (“the terabyte of death” per DISA’s Director) to seizing control of SECDEF’s car to sinking Navy vessels with critical infrastructure attacks, both federal agencies and government contractors are in the pressure cooker.  For contractors, bad cybersecurity not only opens the door… Continue Reading

How Quickly Should Contractors Report Data Breaches? GAO Denies Protest Finding 12 Hours Is Not Fast Enough

Posted in Bid Protest, Cybersecurity
In Matter of: First Fin. Assocs., Inc., B-415713, Feb. 16, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by First Financial Associates, Inc. (FFA)  against an award by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service (DHS/USSS) to FEEA Childcare Services, Inc. (FEEA) for the administration of a childcare subsidy program.  FFA alleged… Continue Reading

New Draft NIST Guidance on Systems Security Engineering

Posted in Cybersecurity, Legal Developments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published a draft special publication titled Systems Security Engineering: Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems (Volume 2), which provides guidance to professionals responsible for the activities and tasks related to the system life cycle processes in NIST’s flagship publication, NIST Special Publication 800-160… Continue Reading