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  • Air Power

    September 2019

    NEWS FROM ASC: Lockheed Pitching New Long-Term Sustainment Contract for F-35

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Lockheed Martin is pushing for a new long-term, performance-based sustainment contract with the Pentagon that it claims will lower the costs of the joint strike fighter program.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2019

    Taking Corporate Compliance Programs Digital

    By Andrea Falcione
    It’s 2019, and compliance programs simply must keep up in the digital world. Consumers of content — compliance and otherwise — have heightened expectations in the digital age.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2019

    Lessons on Contractor Termination for Default

    By Alex Sarria and Carl Wiersum
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently overturned an agency’s decision to terminate a government contractor for default. The case serves as an important reminder that, when reviewing such a termination, the court gives little credence to the government’s subjective beliefs regarding the contractor’s ability to perform.
  • Acquisition

    August 2019

    The Road to Acquisition Reform ‘Nirvana’

    Ninety-nine years of magazines sit in a bookcase located in the association’s office. What began as Army Ordnance in July 1920 would eventually morph into National Defense.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2019

    Changes in Treatment of Confidential Info

    By Kevin T. Barnett , Peter Hutt II and Nooree Lee
    In June, the Supreme Court significantly altered how government agencies will treat confidential commercial information protected from disclosure by Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — an issue that recurs repeatedly with respect to information submitted by contractors to government agencies.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2019

    Compliance Guidance for Smaller Contractors

    By Brian E. Sweeney
    In April, the Department of Justice issued updated guidance regarding the evaluation of corporate compliance programs to assist prosecutors in deciding whether they were adequate and effective at the time of an offense, as well as at the time of a charging decision. It builds upon earlier guidance and provides further specificity as to the factors the department will consider in their evaluations.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2019

    Exemptions for Value Added Taxes Often Overlooked

    By Stephen Speciale and Matthew Lawrence
    The purpose of this article is simple — to provide a basic understanding of value added tax (VAT) and help stakeholders complete sound exemption processes for the Defense Department’s international efforts in foreign countries.
  • Defense Contracting
  • Budget

    July 2019

    OTA Agreements Exploding in Popularity

    The Defense Department is ramping up spending on other transaction authority agreements, according to a recent report by big data analytics firm Govini.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2019

    Complying with New Justice Dept Guidance

    By David B. Robbins and Peter Eyre
    In April, the Department of Justice Criminal Division updated its guidance document, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” to help prosecutors evaluate a company’s program at the time of an offense, and at the time of resolution, for the purpose of making charging and settlement decisions, as well as determining whether post-resolution compliance obligations are necessary. There is new substance and nuance that deserves specific attention from contractors and action in the near term.
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