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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 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


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


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


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"


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


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


National Defense Authorization Act harmonizes bid protest authority for task and delivery orders
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

Section 813 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA or Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011, corrects an imbalance in contractors' ability to protest the award of task and delivery orders issued under indefinite-deliveryindefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts


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."