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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
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As the government shutdown extends into its fourth week, some federal contractors who have contracts with shut down or severely crippled government agencies have likely started seeing – or will begin…

January 15, 2019
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It usually begins like this. A client receives a letter from a very good customer asking to certify that the client is in compliance with Executive Order 11246, the 1965 Executive Order which…

September 18, 2018
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If your company is one of the 1,000 federal contractor establishments (including prime contractors and subcontractors) that received a corporate scheduling announcement letter (a “CSAL”) from the…

February 13, 2018
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As labor lawyers, we tend to think of our professional years as starting and ending on Labor Day. In order to celebrate the new Labor year, I intended to send this post early last week, but a storm…

September 13, 2017