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President Obama signs fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2014

On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Bipartisan Budget

ASBCA appeal statistics: a full and backlogged docket

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2014

Many of us are familiar with the reports the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues on its bid protest statistics. But, fewer people may

Scrutiny over commercial item contracts continues

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

For nearly two decades, Government agencies and contractors alike have benefitted from the more streamlined rules and contract clauses that govern the acquisition of "commercial items."

More restrictions on cost-reimbursable contracts: DOD issues interim rule prohibiting cost-type contracts for the production of major defense acquisition programs

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

On January 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), issued an interim rule to amend the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Council issues wide-ranging proposed anti-trafficking regulations

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2013

On September 26, 2013, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued proposed regulations that materially affect contractors' anti-human

District court rejects FOIA action seeking unit prices

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

In a decision issued February 26, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Essex Electro Eng'rs, Inc. v. U.S. Sec'y of the Army, No. 09-372 (D.D.C. Feb. 26, 2010), held that the U.S. Army (Army) properly withheld unit pricing for a government contract awardee as confidential information under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 522

ASBCA reverses course and holds that the $10,000 penalty waiver of FAR 42.709-5 applies to individual cost elements

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2011

On October 19, 2011, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (Board or ASBCA) issued a decision clarifying whether the $10,000 waiver threshold in FAR 42.709-5(b) applies to individual unallowable costs or the sum of all unallowable costs

Obama win means more of the same for gov't contractors

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2012

After a long election cycle with record campaign spending and razor-thin margins in the polls leading up to Election Day, the 2012 election cycle is (finally) over

Leaked draft of presidential executive order would require contractors to report political spending

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

In April, a draft Presidential Executive Order (the E.O.) was leaked and generated immediate controversy

Going low: Ninth Circuit holds that false estimates and fraudulent underbidding can lead to false claims

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2012

In a startling decision of "first impression" on Thursday, the Ninth Circuit held that a contractor's proposed cost estimates for a cost-reimbursable contract may give rise to false claims under the False Claims Act where the proposal is based on "false estimates" or "fraudulent underbidding"