The Court vacated the conviction of the former governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, because it was based on an improperly expansive interpretation of "official act" as used in the federal bribery statute.
A few days ago, on August 26, DoD issued new interim rules amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) with respect to "network penetration reporting and contracting for cloud services."
Government contractors face ever-increasing pressure to develop robust compliance programs that, among other things, detect potential violations of laws and regulations—which they are then obliged to report to the agency inspector general and the contracting officer.
Yet another unwary government contractor has been turned away by GAO because it failed to file its protest on time. Unsuccessful offerors that contest evaluation issues (rather than solicitation defects) have 10 days to file protests at GAO. That generally applicable 10-day deadline is tolled when a "debriefing" is required in FAR Part 15 (and certain Part 16) procurements.
Government contractors and health care companies have become increasingly concerned about the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act ("WSLA"), 18 U.S.C. § 3287, and the Department of Justice's ("DOJ") and False Claims Act ("FCA") relators' arguments ..
Last Friday, the Federal Circuit issued another decision in the relatively long-running saga of the SUFI Network Services, Inc. v. U.S. litigation, which relates to a telephone network installed by SUFI Network for guests in Air Force lodging facilities in Germany.
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.
Although this blog focuses on numerous issues of interest to the Government contracts community, two types of disputes that get significant attention here are False Claims Act lawsuits and bid protests.