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Fox Rothschild LLP
While I normally focus on issues a *bit* closer to home, I wanted to pass along a bit of newsworthy and, frankly, historic news from NASA.
Thompson Coburn LLP
When Congress was contemplating the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, pundits predicted Government contracts would become more like the commercial sector.
Foley & Lardner
Federal government subcontracts are a hybrid between commercial contracts governed by state law and government contracts governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Mayer Brown
The FCA relators’ and defense bars have been battling for some time about the extent of a relator’s obligation under Rule 9(b) to plead the details of her/his claim with particularity.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Alejandro Miyar was a panelist on WPBT2’s "Issues" with Helen Aguirre Ferre, to discuss the Florida primary elections.
Mayer Brown
Challenges to an agency’s best value tradeoff decision can be difficult to win, as GAO doesn’t reevaluate the offerors’ proposals.
Duane Morris LLP
Malcom Gladwell’s 2000 best-seller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference posits that most social shifts share common characteristics.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Facing the imminent bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the U.S. Congress on July 31 passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether he's twenty or eighty." Those words, spoken in the early 20th century, ring true today.
Mayer Brown
Discussions can be useful to contractors because the questions asked and issues raised can direct an offeror to areas of its proposal needing improvement.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The federal government has a long-standing preference for using domestic products in federal manufacturing, supply and construction procurements.
Dentons (US)
As Congress returns from the August recess, re-election politics will play an increasing role on Capitol Hill.
Mayer Brown
Late last week, the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal on summary judgment of a relator’s FCA claims in U.S. ex rel. Folliard v. Government Acquisitions, Inc. & Govplace. Although the court provided an extensive discussion of several evidentiary rulings that led to the dismissal of much of the case, its ruling with respect to the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) certifications received from suppliers is significant to contractors.
Mayer Brown
Late last week, the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal on summary judgment of a relator’s FCA claims in U.S. ex rel. Folliard v. Government Acquisitions, Inc. & Govplace. Although the court provided an extensive discussion of several evidentiary rulings that led to the dismissal of much of the case, its ruling with respect to the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) certifications received from suppliers is significant to contractors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Recently, we discussed the federal government’s success in meeting the small business prime contracting goal in FY 2013.
Womble Carlyle
The North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned until a new legislature convenes January 14, 2015 with the members elected this November.
Holland & Knight
Final action was taken by the IRS's Appeals Office near the height of the IRS frenzy on Capitol Hill over alleged improper targeting of 501(c)(4) organizations.
Thompson Coburn LLP
If all we knew about Washington was based on the dramas we watch on television, it would be easy to conclude that everything gets accomplished based on who people know.
Mayer Brown
This is the second post in a series of posts focused on protest allegations related to discussions with offerors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, I attended the Federal Project Symposium presented by the Design Build Institute of America and the Society of American Military Engineers.
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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.
Dentons (US)
As Congress returns from the August recess, re-election politics will play an increasing role on Capitol Hill.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations.
Holland & Knight
August was a busy month for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
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.
WilmerHale
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.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public filing made yesterday.
Jones Day
The New York State Department of Financial Services recently became the first state regulator to propose a regulatory framework for the bitcoin virtual currency industry.
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.
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