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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

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

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

Industry speaks: an interview with Elaine Duke, Under Secretary for Management for the Department of Homeland Security

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2008

The editors of Airworthy recently interviewed Elaine Duke, the new Under Secretary for Management (USM) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS

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

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

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"

Proposed FAR amendment would require privacy training for government contractors

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2011

The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have proposed a regulation that would require employees of government contractors who work with “systems of records” covered by the Privacy Act of 1974 to undergo annual privacy training

Pay-to-play spotlight

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2007

Increasingly, states and localities are implementing "pay-to-play" laws that limit the ability of government contractors to make campaign contributions to state and local candidates and officeholders

Court and legislature reshape Connecticut's pay-to-play and lobbying laws

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on July 13, 2010, upheld some aspects of Connecticut's pay-to-play law and struck down other aspects as unconstitutional