Umer Chaudhry

Umer Chaudhry is a summer associate in Jenner & Block’s DC Office. Umer is a member of Jenner & Block’s government contracts group. Prior to joining Jenner, Umer was a government contracts analyst with Bloomberg. Umer is interested in finding creative ways for non-traditional government contractors to enter and succeed in the federal market. He can be reached at:

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U.S. Government pursuit of emerging technologies may attract non-traditional companies

Bloomberg Government regularly publishes insights, opinions and best practices from our community of senior leaders and decision-makers. This column is written by Jenner & Block Partner Marc Van Allen and Jenner & Block Summer Associate Umer Chaudhry. 

Cybersecurity and cryptography in the post-quantum world

A quantum computer can solve certain computational problems in fewer steps than a classical computer. While this efficiency presents opportunities in areas such as machine learning and data analytics, it also poses certain risks in cryptography and cybersecurity.

Quantum computing is about to disrupt the government contracts market

Quantum computers are nearing market-readiness and all signs point to the U.S. government as a major buyer.

DOD forced to hire a foreign chip supplier

The Defense Department (DOD) has hired an Abu Dhabi-owned company, Globalfoundries Inc., to supply its most advanced microchips.

Census selects architecture for 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it’s settled on the platform it will use to collect data for the 2020 Decennial Census: a combination of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and solutions developed in-house.

Will transparency finally come to LPTA?

An amendment to limit the Defense Department’s use of lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria was added on May 17 to the House version of H.R. 4909, the Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Army computer MAC defies category management

It’s getting clearer that the Defense Department intends to set its own requirements and follow its own acquisition processes.

Pentagon still too slow to buy Silicon Valley tech

For some Silicon Valley startups, it’s simpler to sell to the militaries of U.S. allies than to the Defense Department.

NASA runs into software trouble

NASA’s inspector general has found that the in-house software management system being written for the Space Launch System is over budget and behind schedule.

Lockheed might build F-16s in …. India?

Lockheed Martin Corp. could soon be manufacturing F-16 jets in India. Lockheed chairman Marillyn Hewson proposed the idea to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September.