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  • Defense Contracting

    November 2017

    Justice Gorsuch Weighs In on Contracts

    By Herb Fenster and Andrew Guy
    When presented with ambiguous terms in a government contract, courts have debated the best way to interpret those terms. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recently hinted at where he stands on the issue.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2017

    Congress Grapples With Buy American Laws

    By Jeff Bozman , Justin M. Ganderson and Sandy Hoe
    Back in May, this column reported on President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” executive order, which formally announced the administration’s policy and plan to “maximize . . . use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States” through federal procurements to “support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases.”
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    The Intent of the First-to-File Rule

    By Andrew Guy , Peter Hutt II and John Sorrenti
    The first-to-file rule states that “[w]hen a person brings an action . . . no person other than the government may intervene or bring a related action based on the facts underlying the pending action.”
  • Defense Contracting

    August 2017

    Changes Coming to Defense Acquisitions

    By Julia Lippman and Jason Workmaster
    At the beginning of August, the Defense Department issued its “Report to Congress Restructuring the Department of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization and Chief Management Officer Organization,” which details its plan for reorganizing its acquisition regime.
  • Acquisition Programs

    July 2017

    Panel Urges Acquisition System Reform

    By Sandy Hoe and Alex Hastings
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act established the Section 809 Panel to address fundamental problems with how the Defense Department acquires goods and services to support its warfighters.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2017

    Late Means Late for Contract Proposals

    By Julia Lippman and Jason Workmaster
    The Government Accountability Office on Feb. 27 reiterated its long standing rule that, when it comes to proposal submissions, “late” means “late.”
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2017

    Buy American Order: What It Means

    By Justin M. Ganderson and Frederic M. Levy
    On the heels of his campaign promises to protect U.S. manufacturers and workers, President Donald Trump on April 18 issued Executive Order 13788, “Buy American and Hire American.”
  • Contracting

    April 2017

    New Rules Emerge for Independent Research

    By Herb Fenster and Nooree Lee
    Without a change in direction, the department’s support for critical long-term research could continue on its downward spiral.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2017

    Seeking Clarity on Managing Subcontractors

    By Luke Meier
    A prime contractor is responsible for managing its subcontractors. That is an uncontroversial proposition any prime contractor would agree with, but there is little authority to clarify what exactly that management obligation entails.
  • Government Contracting Insights

    March 2017

    Cybersecurity Requirements Clarified

    By Susan Cassidy and Patrick Stanton
    The Defense Department's recently updated frequently asked questions for a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement can be helpful for those contractors still working on its implementation.
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