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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


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


Supreme Court to review Bivens suit against employees of federal prison contractor
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

May 18, 2011On May 16, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal that could lead to significant personal liability for federal contractors' employees


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"


DOD issues final rule on counterfeit electronic parts
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2014

On Tuesday, May 6, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued its final rule on Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts, which


Pay-to-play spotlight: think twice before contributing in Connecticut
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

Over the past few months, there has been much discussion in the press about the extent to which Connecticut's state pay-to-play law applies to


Government contractors can breathe a sigh of relief (sort of) -- Congress passes two different bills limiting campaign finance disclosure by government contractors
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

In April 2011, a draft Presidential Executive Order was leaked that would have required federal government contractors, as well as their executives, to disclose their political spending


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


FAR Councils release rewrite of OCI rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2011

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and Defense Agency Regulations Council (FAR Councils) have issued a proposed rule that would substantially revise regulations regarding organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs