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  • Government Contracting Insights

    October 2023

    Proposal Would Make Losers Pay for Bid Protests

    By Stephanie Barna , Michele Pearce and Kayleigh Scalzo
    Section 804 of the House-enacted version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2024 would establish a “loser pays” pilot program to require contractors to reimburse the Defense Department for costs incurred in “processing” bid protests that are ultimately denied by the Government Accountability Office.
  • Government Policy

    June 2023

    JUST IN: TikTok Ban Issued for Federal Government Contractors

    A new Federal Acquisition Regulation clause prohibits contractors from “having or using” the social media app on any devices used to conduct official business.
  • Manufacturing

    November 2022

    White House Pushes Domestic Manufacturing

    By Nooree Lee , Peter Terenzio and Michael Wagner
    The RFI’s emphasis on U.S. manufacturing and clean energy technology is no accident. Rather, it is a natural result of the Biden administration’s intense focus on these policy areas.
  • Image - Parsing the Meaning of Performance Risk Scores Government Contracting Insights

    December 2020

    Parsing the Meaning of Performance Risk Scores

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Darby Rourick
    On Sept. 29, the Defense Department released an interim rule on addressing its increased requirements for assessing whether contractors are compliant with the 110 security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171. Contractors could be affected by how the Pentagon uses the assessment scores to evaluate supplier performance risks.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2020

    Pentagon Updating Cybersecurity Guidance

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
    In December, the Defense Department released a new draft of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, an important guide for contractors.
  • Contracting

    October 2019

    Contractors Face New Reporting Requirements

    By Jeff Bozman , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
  • Government Policy

    May 2019

    Operational Security Erodes in Social Media Age

    By Zachary Kronisch
    In 2017, fitness-tracking application Strava released a map detailing all location data uploaded by app users, including U.S. service members stationed overseas.
  • 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 Department

    March 2019

    Nonlethal Weapons Offer Victory, De-Escalation

    By Zachary Kronisch
    In 1995, U.S. troops protected United Nations forces withdrawing from Somalia by using nonlethal weapons to both subdue hostiles and prevent conflict escalation. In doing so, they exemplified both the value and viability of alternate, nonlethal options for the warfighter.
  • 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.
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