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  • 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

    May 2018

    Take Heed of Trade Agreements Act

    By Justin M. Ganderson , Evan R. Sherwood and Jason Workmaster
    Contractors that must comply with the government’s domestic preference laws should take note of United States ex rel. Folliard v. Comstor Corp. — a recent decision dismissing a country-of-origin fraud lawsuit initiated by serial relator Brady Folliard.
  • 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.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    Problems Persist with Commercial Item Rule

    By Kevin T. Barnett , Bryan Byrd , Jason Workmaster and Ryan Burnette
    On Jan. 31, the Defense Department published a final rule regarding commercial item purchasing. Among other amendments, the rule modifies the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement by: formalizing a presumption of commerciality for items that the department previously treated as commercial; providing commercial treatment to items offered by nontraditional defense contractors; and prioritizing the types of information that the contracting officer can consider when determining price reasonableness in the absence of adequate competition.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    Pilot Program Will Streamline Contracting

    By Ray Biagini , Herb Fenster , Sandy Hoe and Michelle Willauer
    On Jan. 9, the Defense Department issued Class Deviation 2018-O0009, designed to reduce barriers to entry for innovative entities through streamlining the awards process for research-and-development contracts.
  • 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.
  • Cybersecurity

    January 2018

    Further Guidance for New Cyber Rule

    By Susan B. Cassidy , Ashden Fein and Evan R. Sherwood
    Ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline for federal defense contractors to implement National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, NIST released Draft Special Publication 800-171A, “Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information.”
  • 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.”
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