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New Far Changes Incentivize Prime Contractors Not to Be Deadbeats in Meeting Their Payment Obligations to Their Small Business Subcontractors

USA - January 20 2017 One common complaint we hear from our subcontractor clients is "HOW CAN WE GET PAID????" Our experience has shown that whether through inadvertence...


U.S. Government Open Source Software: OMB’s Memorandum on Federal Source Code Policy Exposes IP Ownership Risk

USA - December 2 2016 On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) promulgated an Open Source Software (“OSS”) policy via the Memorandum for the...

Alexander W. Major, David Himelfarb, Burger, Robert J., Zlatko Hadzismajlovic, Franklin C. Turner.


Developments in DoD’s Treatment of Commercial Item Assertions

USA - October 7 2016 The passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 saw the dawning of a new era in procurement policy...


Government Contractors Can Learn From Yogi Berra: Failure to Follow Correct Claim Submission Procedures Results in Jurisdictional Doom

USA - September 1 2016 The late, great Yogi Berra once said that "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." Sometimes it seems as if Yogi's logic is...

Alexander W. Major, David Himelfarb, Franklin C. Turner.


Beware the Booty-Encrusted Hook: Cybersecurity Vendors Should Use Caution Approaching GSA’s IT-70 Solicitation for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services, or “HACS”

USA - August 30 2016 Machiavelli - yes, that Machiavelli - knew a thing or two about working with a powerful government. In his most well-known writings, Machiavelli...

Alexander W. Major, David Himelfarb, Franklin C. Turner.