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SBA issues final rule addressing small business set-asides in connection with multiple award contracts

USA - October 4 2013 On October 2, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule establishing new policies and procedures for setting aside…

John R. Prairie

SBA final rule attempts to prevent the use of "bait and switch" tactics with small business subcontractors

USA - July 19 2013 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule requiring large business prime contractors to notify the contracting…

John R. Prairie

DOD releases long-awaited proposed rule on counterfeit electronic parts

USA - May 21 2013 On Thursday, May 16, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a proposed rule that implements Section 818 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization…

Jon W. Burd, Craig Smith

How confident are you about your supply chain?

USA - July 26 2012 Counterfeit parts are increasingly becoming an issue of concern for companies across the defense industrial base and the Department of Defense (DoD).

William M. Novak

Case study: US v. SLM

USA - November 17 2011 On Nov. 4, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that under the False Claims Act's "first-to-file" rule, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), a qui tam complaint need not meet the heightened pleading standard of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) to potentially bar a later-filed qui tam complaint.

Erin Kepler, Roderick L. Thomas