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FAR Updated to Reflect Revised SBA Regulations

USA - September 27 2022 On September 23, 2022, the FAR Council issued a number of final rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to reflect changes previously…

DOJ Announces First-Ever False Claims Act Settlement with PPP Lender and Creation of COVID-19 Fraud Strike Force Teams

USA - September 16 2022 On September 12, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the first-ever settlement with a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lender. The…

OFCCP Extends the EEO-1 FOIA Objection Deadline to October 19, 2022

USA - September 15 2022 As outlined in our prior client alert, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (the “OFCCP”) published a Notice in the Federal Register to…

DoD Issues Deviation for SAM Registration Requirement Due to Ongoing Processing Delays

USA - September 12 2022 On September 8, 2022, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued Class Deviation 2022-O0009 (the “Deviation”) immediately authorizing contracting…

DoD Will Consider Contract Adjustments Addressing Inflation

USA - September 12 2022 On Friday September 9, 2022, the Principal Director for DoD Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) issued a Memorandum titled “Managing the Effects of…

Second Circuit Holds FOIA Exemption 4 Still Requires Showing of “Competitive Harm” Resulting from Disclosure, Though Not a “Substantial” One

USA - September 7 2022 Last month, in Seife v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the first appellate court to…

Further Federal Action on Government-Wide Sustainability Goals

USA - September 7 2022 On August 31, 2022, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) released instructions to federal agencies for implementing Executive…

When is the Price of a Fixed-Price Contract Not Fixed?

USA - August 31 2022 In Tolliver Group, Inc. v. United States (Aug. 17, 2022), the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) granted the contractor’s request for summary judgment…

OFCCP Issues Revised Directive Addressing Privilege Concerns, But Significant Concerns Remain

USA - August 26 2022 Responding to significant uproar from the federal contracting community, on August 18, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs…

DoD Rule on Reporting Employees in China Published and In Effect This Week

China, USA - August 26 2022 On August 25, 2022 the Defense Acquisition Regulations System published two new DFARS clauses prohibiting the award of covered Department of Defense…