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Venable LLP
Any small business or venture capital company interested in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities should pay close attention to the Small Business Administration's (SBA) recent request for public comments.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This morning Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo indicated that he will not support the Governor’s plan to trim the state budget to close a projected $329 million mid-year budget gap.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") published its Annual Report to Congress (B-158766, November 18, 2014), which contains the statistics for bid protests filed at GAO in FY 2014.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Most companies are worried about external threats – things that are coming at their people, their group, their company, their government, all from an outside actor.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On November 18, 2014, the General Services Administration ("GSA") hosted an Industry Day seeking feedback on its proposal to add a Cloud Computing Special Item Number ("SIN") on its IT Multiple Award Schedule 70 ("MAS IT-70").
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Just this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released the GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014.
Day Pitney LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is continuing its scrutiny of the municipal market and using provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 previously unused in the municipal market to bring enforcement actions against individual public officials
Reed Smith
The Public Policy & Infrastructure practice continues to monitor the rollout of the "Waters of the United States" ("WOTUS") rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps").
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Yesterday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the re-nomination of Robert Adler to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Proskauer Rose LLP
On November 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed as moot an appeal by three hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Duane Morris LLP
We owe so much to the men and women who have fought for our country.
Duane Morris LLP
Many organizations pair shelter dogs with inmates, often for the purpose of training and socializing the dogs to increase their adoption appeal
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 1, 2014, OFCCP released its new compliance evaluation scheduling letter and Itemized Listing.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Attention federal contractors – someone in Washington feels (at least some of) your pain and has a plan to make changes.
Holland & Knight
A recent Virginia case strictly construing a statutory limit on the amount of contract change orders has raised concerns among contractors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Bottom Line Up Front: A recent decision by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals ("ASBCA") clearly demonstrates that federal contractors will lose (or the very least put at risk) their legitimate claims for payment or extra costs when they commit fraud on a federal contract, even when the claims for payment or extra costs are not related to the actual fraud.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In the context of analyzing a Title VII Civil Rights and Massachusetts law "disparate impact" claim, a federal court has cast considerable doubt on the efficacy of statistical tools employed in "disparate impact" analysis.
Dentons (US)
There has been plenty of speculation as to what will happen in the 114th US Congress, with the House and Senate both under Republican control and President Barack Obama in his last two years in office.
Mayer Brown
This is the first post in a series focused on protest allegations related to cost and price analyses. Planned future posts will discuss limits on the adjustments an agency can make, benchmarks an agency may use in a realism analysis, the role of an offeror’s technical approach in a price/cost realism analysis, price reasonableness, and recent protest decisions involving cost/price analysis issues.
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Foley & Lardner
The IRS released a notice which establishes more favorable safe harbors for types of service contracts and other arrangements using property financed with tax-exempt bonds.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On September 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued final rules imposing new affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations on government contractors.
McDermott Will & Emery
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Duane Morris LLP
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make certain H-4 dependent spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization.
The proposed rule would create a new section of the FAR, FAR 4.10, describing the circumstances when line item reporting is required and the necessary level of detail in line items.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
TPresident Obama signed an Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Summary: The United States, European Union, and other nations have imposed targeted sanctions against a variety of Russian and Ukrainian persons, as well as broader trade restrictions, following recent events in Ukraine.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Mastafa v. Chevron Corp., a case filed against Chevron Corp. and BNP Paribas pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute.
Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Department of Defense published its first set of final regulations imposing specific obligations on defense contractors and their suppliers.
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