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Proskauer Rose LLP
On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") announced a proposed rule to revise and modernize a sex discrimination guidance it issued in 1970 and clarify federal contractors’ obligations with respect to sex discrimination.
Holland & Knight
Government Contracts Partner Mary Beth Bosco explains the new cyber breach reporting requirements for defense contractors based on the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Fox Rothschild LLP
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama proposed expanding a program that encourages state and local governments to fund infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships (or P3s).
Venable LLP
The SBA is proposing to exempt acquisitions valued between $3,000 to $150,000 from the nonmanufacturer rule.
WilmerHale
The federal government collected a record-breaking $5.7 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries in fiscal year (FY) 2014, up from $3.8 billion in FY 2013.
Venable LLP
The proposed rule seeks to amend 13 CFR § 121.104, which sets forth the requirements for calculating annual receipts when determining the size of a business.
Mayer Brown
Last week, several press outlets, a well-regarded legal blog (albeit one that does not generally focus on Government contracts law/policy), and at least one politician criticized the IRS for the award of a relatively small IT services contract to a company called CGI Federal.
Foley & Lardner
Federal government contractors, especially those in the manufacturing sector, continue to experience the economic impact of budget cuts, decreased federal spending, and increased regulatory requirements.
Venable LLP
Part 2 of our 5-part discussion of the SBA's proposed rules, which implement the requirements under the 2013 NDAA, focuses on Identity of Interest, Size Protests, NAICS Appeals, and Certificates of Competency.
Venable LLP
On December 29, Administration (SBA) published substantial new the Small Business proposed rules to implement requirements under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)...
Proskauer Rose LLP
The proposed rule would provide anti-retaliation protections for employees who make reports to the OSC.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In 2013, a Triple Canopy medic filed a qui tam complaint under the FCA, alleging that he was directed by his supervisor to prepare false marksmanship scorecards for the guards.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg revealed his senior leadership team and announced which legislators he selected to lead the Senate’s special and standing committees.
Duane Morris LLP
Much of the ink on P3 projects concerns horizontal construction. Meanwhile, vertical P3 projects move ahead.
Mayer Brown
This is the third post in a series focused on protest allegations related to cost and price analyses.
Fox Rothschild LLP
One happy byproduct of pursuing a winning Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest (secondary to obtaining the contract award), is that the GAO can recommend that the agency reimburse your costs of filing and pursuing the protest – including attorneys’ fees.
Mayer Brown
The Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) is supposed to be a way for agencies to streamline procurement. However, achieving the desired efficiency requires that the Government buyer use the right contract vehicle for a given requirement.
Holland & Knight
On Dec. 29, 2014, the Small Business Administration issued a proposed rule to implement certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, including a provision which changes the methodology for determining compliance with the Limitations on Subcontracting rule.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress returns this month to a changed political landscape with the Republican Party now in control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
WilmerHale
The Republican Leadership in the House has made two changes to House Committee Rules that will enhance the majority’s ability to conduct investigations without the assistance or cooperation of the minority.
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The EB-5 Visa Program has become an increasingly popular vehicle for real estate project financing in the United States.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
WilmerHale
As compliance professionals take a seat at their desks for another year of policing internal conduct at their firms, they face a new risk themselves: individual liability that could result in millions of dollars in fines and the effective end of their careers.
WilmerHale
On December 18, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released updated draft guidance on how and when federal agencies should account for the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
In what is becoming an annual refrain, 2014 marked another year of robust False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and mushrooming qui tam lawsuits by whistleblowers.
Thompson Coburn LLP
It would be wonderful if everything in a Government contractor’s life were black and white: Both parties could live by the language in the contract and there would be no need to stray from that language.
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.
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.
Venable LLP
Three recent anti-money laundering developments highlight the federal government's continuing efforts to include non-bank financial institutions within the scope of AML laws.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Twitter account belonging to the Untied States Central Command was apparently infiltrated by ISIS sympathizers on Monday.
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