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We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but this year April showers might have also brought more unions. Last week, President Biden, through an executive order, created the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (the “Task Force”).

May 4, 2021
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On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order (the “Order”) increasing the minimum wage for Federal Government contractors and subcontractors from $10.95 per hour to $15.00 per hour.

V&E Government Contracts Update

April 28, 2021
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On March 4, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report titled “Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: Guidance Would Help DOD Programs Better Communicate Requirements to Contractors” (the “Report”).

April 8, 2021
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On March 15, 2021, the District of Columbia’s new “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020” is projected to pass Congressional review and become law.

V&E Government Contracts Update

March 10, 2021
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A recent decision out of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the rules regarding apparent authority in contracting apply differently to government employees than to government contractors.

January 13, 2021
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A recent enforcement action announced by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice included a notable plot twist – the investigation did not turn up an antitrust crime, but instead revealed a criminal conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act (“PIA,” 41 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2107).

December 10, 2020
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On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued an Interim Rule to supplement its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program with a DoD Assessment Methodology.

October 14, 2020
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An executive order signed by President Trump on August 3, 2020 (“Order”) prompts federal contractors to review their hiring practices and, if they offshored federal contract work, to determine the impact on hiring U.S. workers.

August 4, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting government contractors now, so it will take time for COVID-19 related contract claims to be prepared, submitted, and adjudicated.

May 27, 2020
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Earlier this year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it will be placing an increased emphasis on disability inclusion in the workplace. In order to…

November 21, 2019
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If your company is a federal contractor, do not assume that the current administration is uninterested in enforcing discrimination laws. In fact, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs…

October 29, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new pilot program to speed up discretionary suspensions and debarments of individuals and contractors “from months to days.”

April 18, 2019