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Senator Grassley and Senior DOJ Official Discuss Potential False Claims Act Changes and Enforcement Priorities

USA - February 23 2021 On February 17, 2021, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Brian Boynton, Acting Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division…

Paycheck Protection Program Expands and Offers Opportunity for Second Draw Loans

USA - January 14 2021 On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act opened up the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to…

Cybersecurity and Government Contracting: False Claims Act Considerations

USA - January 11 2021 As the recent SolarWinds Orion attack makes clear, cybersecurity will be a focus in the coming years for both governmental and non-governmental…

Technically Still Yours: Court Holds that Contractors May Mark Unlimited Rights Data with a Proprietary Legend

USA - December 22 2020 If your company delivers technical data to the Department of Defense, you should take a close look at the Federal Circuit’s decision issued yesterday…

Expansion of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force

USA - December 15 2020 Just over a year after launching the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (“PCSF”), the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”)…

How is DoD Planning to Use the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS)?

USA - October 27 2020 As described in an earlier blog post, the Department of Defense (DoD) released an Interim Rule on September 29, 2020 that address DoD’s increased…

Department of Labor Requesting Information on Federal Contractor Workplace Diversity Training

USA - October 22 2020 On October 21, 2020 the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published a Request for Information (“RFI”)…

Third Circuit Addresses the Scope of the FCA’s First-to-File Bar

USA - October 14 2020 Under the False Claims Act’s (“FCA”) first-to-file bar, “no person other than the Government may intervene or bring a related action based on the…

Department of Defense’s Interim Rule Imposes New Assessment Requirements But is Short on Detail on Implementation of CMMC

USA - October 6 2020 On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released an interim rule that industry hoped would provide clear guidance with regard to DoD’s…

New Section 889 Restrictions Included in Updated Uniform Guidance Regulations from the Office of Management and Budget

USA - August 26 2020 On August 13, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new revisions to its Guidance for Grants and Agreements set forth under 2 CFR…