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  • Defense Contracting

    April 2019

    Survey: More Mergers, Acquisitions to Come

    Professionals in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors are optimistic about the overall economic growth happening within the mergers and acquisitions industry, a new survey found.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2019

    IG Report Has Implications for Contractors

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Michael Wagner
    On Feb. 25, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General issued an audit report analyzing the prices of spare aviation parts purchased by the government from TransDigm Group Inc. The report has important implications for contractors doing business with the Pentagon.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2019

    Debate Over Qui Tam Constitutionality Resumes

    By Herb Fenster , Peter Hutt II and Carl Wiersum
    The motivating force behind the False Claims Act is its provision for qui tam enforcement, which authorizes private parties to initiate FCA cases on behalf of the United States.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2019

    Courts Narrow Liability for Retaliation Claims

    By Joseph Barton and Scott F.  Roybal
    Over the past year, several courts have limited the circumstances under which an employee may recover for violation of the federal False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision, which prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee who reports an FCA violation.
  • Defense Department

    February 2019

    How to Loosen Up a Rigid Acquisition System

    By Christian Larsen
    The Defense Department’s longstanding culture of internally sourcing and acquiring the best, most innovative capabilities is mostly dead; with the notable exception of some highly classified programs, commercial entities now drive leading edge technology and its refresh rate, creating a need for changes to the legacy acquisition culture.
  • Navy News

    February 2019

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Top Navy Officer Vows to Fix Gerald Ford Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Woes

    The Navy plans to rein in problems with the Gerald Ford-class nuclear aircraft carrier prior to building additional ships under a two-carrier buy, the service’s chief said Feb. 1.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Get on Board with EU Data Regulation

    By Robert Bond
    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force last year, is the most significant development in data protection law in the past 20 years.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2019

    Readying Security Plans for Evaluation

    By Ian Brekke and Susan Cassidy
    The Defense Department recently issued final guidance for requiring activities to assess contractors’ system security plans and their implementation of the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.
  • Defense Department

    January 2019

    Section 809 Panel’s Work Is Far From Done

    After two years of work, the Section 809 Panel gathered in a hall at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building on a cold, January day to present its third and final report, which summed up some 90 ways to improve the Defense Department’s acquisition system.
  • Robotics

    January 2019

    Company Offers Exoskeleton With Upgraded Power

    Sarcos Robotics announced a new battery-powered robotic suit that can operate using lithium-ion batteries and enable the wearer to lift up to 200 pounds for several hours.
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