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Daniel D. Straus is a member of the Government Contracts & Projects Practice in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Attorney for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). At the NRC, he represented the Agency in bid protests and advised the Staff on a variety of contracting and procurement issues.

On Dec. 13, 2019, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) released Draft 0.7 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. The CMMC framework will be used by third party auditors to certify that members of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector are complying with the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) baseline