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White House R&D Priorities Memo Highlights Several Areas Key To Unmanned Aviation
Acting Director of the Office of Budget and Management, Russell Vought, and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, issued their annual joint memorandum.
United States
20 Sep 2019
Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting Set For September 18, 2019
On Thursday, August 22, the Department of the Treasury will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will meet
United States
26 Aug 2019
SEC Proposes To Modernize Disclosures Of Business, Legal Proceedings, And Risk Factors Under Regulation S-K
In an effort to improve the readability of disclosure documents, as well as discourage repetition and disclosure of information that is not material, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States
26 Aug 2019
Agencies Release Interim Final Rule Implementing First Phase of 2019 NDAA Section 889
On August 7, the DOD, GSA, and NASA released a prepublication version of an Interim Final Rule implementing paragraph (a)(1)(A) of § 889 of the 2019 NDAA.
United States
13 Aug 2019
Three Years After Escobar: Lessons Learned Regarding Plaintiffs' Efforts To Neutralize Escobar And Opportunities This Practice Raises For Defendants
Approximately three years ago, a unanimous Supreme Court decided Universal Health Servs. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
United States
3 Jul 2019
DOJ's Recent Enforcement Policy Changes Further Incentivize Effective Corporate Compliance Programs
On May 20, 2019, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Claire McCusker Murray addressed the annual Compliance Week Conference regarding the new enforcement policies previously announced
United States
17 Jun 2019
DOJ Announces New FCA Policy
On May 6, 2019, Assistant Attorney General (Civil) Joseph Hunt announced a new DOJ policy for incentivizing companies and individuals to voluntarily disclose false claims to the government,
United States
28 May 2019
New Executive Order Seeks To Expand Buy American Requirements Imposed On Federally Funded Infrastructure Projects
On January 31, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order building on his promise to "revitalize American manufacturing" by seeking to expand the types of infrastructure projects subject to Buy American requirements ...
United States
11 Feb 2019
Updated: The Practical Impact Of The Government Shutdown For Private Parties
The new 116th Congress convened on Thursday, January 3, 2019 as the partial government shutdown, carrying over from the prior Congress, continued into the new year and has now outlasted previous shutdowns.
United States
23 Jan 2019
The Practical Impact Of The Government Shutdown For Private Parties
The new 116th Congress convened on Thursday, January 3, 2019 as the partial government shutdown, carrying over from the prior Congress, continued into the new year
United States
14 Jan 2019
DOD And Other Agencies Seek To Enhance Contractors' Cyber And Supply Chain Security
The Department of Defense (DOD) and its component services and agencies are taking several independent steps to assess and enhance
United States
28 Dec 2018
Yates Memo Revisions Encourage Cooperation, But Fail Fully To Achieve A Common-Sense Approach To Civil Enforcement
On November 29, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a number of major changes to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Justice Manual...
United States
17 Dec 2018
FERC Rejects Electric Generators' Request To Adopt Centralized Capacity Market In California
In June 2018, CXA La Paloma, LLC ("La Paloma") filed a complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") seeking to require the California Independent System Operator
United States
17 Dec 2018
9th Circuit Makes Mandatory Escobar's Implied False Certification Test, But Fails To Faithfully Follow Escobar's Directives
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled that False Claims Act (FCA) plaintiffs must satisfy the two-pronged test for implied false certification claims set out in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Six Recent Government Supply Chain Risk And Cybersecurity Initiatives
The Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies are continuing to enact initiatives to counter ever-expanding threats to the supply chains of their suppliers of goods and services.
United States
28 Aug 2018
San Francisco And Montana Pass Campaign Finance Regulations Affecting Government Contractors
The executive order aims to shed light on political activity by government contractors that was not previously required to be disclosed.
United States
25 Jun 2018
What's New In Washington—March 2018
Washington saw a flurry of bipartisan activity over the last few weeks. Most notably, Republican and Democratic negotiators reached a long-awaited deal on sequestration budget caps.
United States
11 Jun 2018
New Court Of Federal Claims Decision Is An Opportunity For Prospective Bidders
This is the second interesting case involving standing from the COFC in the last two months.
United States
23 Nov 2017
Three October Bid Protest Decisions That May Affect Your Business
First, an awardee is responsible for keeping tabs on what happens in a protest of its award, or it may not be able to submit its own challenge if the protest is sustained.
United States
13 Nov 2017
Deadlines Approach For Government Contractors On Cybersecurity Compliance
This is a broad category of information, and some commentators have suggested that it would apply to "virtually all" federal contracts.
United States
26 Sep 2017
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