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  • Defense Contracting

    November 2018

    Courts Strike Down False Claims Act Complaints

    By Justin M. Ganderson , Peter Hutt II and Evan R. Sherwood
    Over the summer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit — in United States ex rel. Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., 896 F.3d 834 — unanimously affirmed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a False Claims Act complaint regarding alleged Trade Agreements Act non-compliances because the relator failed to plead fraud with “particularity” under Rule 9(b).
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2018

    How Enforceable Are Teaming Agreements?

    By Dan Johnson
    Experienced government contractors know that teaming agreements are often a critical component of the procurement process.
  • Cybersecurity

    September 2018

    Small Contractors Struggle with Cyber Rules

    By Corbin Evans
    Clear policy drives effective implementation. Conversely, complex, opaque policy frequently leads to confusion and lack of compliance. Unfortunately, complexity and lack of understanding limit the Defense Department’s efforts to enhance cybersecurity in its supply chain.
  • Defense Department

    July 2018

    Reforms Deliver Wins for Small Businesses

    By Christopher Smith
    By some metrics, 2017 was a banner year for small business federal contractors.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2018

    Granston Memo Could Impact Qui Tam Actions

    By Frederick Benson , Herbert L. Fenster and Peter Hutt II
    A January Department of Justice memorandum directs prosecutors to more seriously consider dismissing certain qui tam actions brought pursuant to the False Claims Act.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2018

    Congress Looks to Redefine the ‘Subcontract’

    By Susan B. Cassidy and Justin M. Ganderson
    If an agreement qualifies as a “subcontract” under a government contract, then it may be subject to certain flow-down, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2018

    GSA Unveils Plan for New Online Shopping Portal

    By Jennifer Plitsch , Susan B. Cassidy , Michael Wagner and Evan R. Sherwood
    Following instructions from Congress to create a new online shopping system leveraging existing commercial practices, the General Services Administration, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget, has released an implementation plan to begin e-commerce purchases by 2019.
  • Acquisition

    March 2018

    New Undersecretary Vows to Shake Up Pentagon's Acquisition System

    Ten days into his new job as the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Michael Griffin put the Pentagon bureaucracy on notice...
  • Defense Department

    January 2018

    Congress Pushes Stronger ‘Buy American’ Rules

    By Jeff Bozman , Justin M. Ganderson and Sandy Hoe
    Back in November, this column reported on several developments related to President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” executive order, which set forth a policy to “maximize … use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States” through federal procurements.
  • Budget

    January 2018

    HASC Chairman Urges Compromise to Reach Budget Deal

    With a budget deadline quickly approaching, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee urged politicians on both sides of the aisle to compromise on controversial issues in order to pave the way for an increase in defense spending.
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