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  • Defense Contracting

    December 2019

    New Justice Dept. ‘Strike Force’ on the Prowl

    By Mike Fanelli , Frederic M. Levy , Phil Warren and Dan Shallman
    On Nov. 5, the Department of Justice announced the launch of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, or PCSF. Its creation marks a significant development in the government procurement enforcement landscape.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2019

    OTAs – 30 Years of Progress on a Rocky Road

    By Richard L. Dunn
    On Nov. 29, 1989, Congress enacted Public Law 101-189, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1990. Section 251 authorized the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to enter to “other transactions with any person, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of state or local government, any educational institution and any other entity.”
  • Defense Department

    November 2019

    NDIA Policy Points: The Pentagon’s Climate Problem

    By Liam Skinner
    The defense acquisition community faces a climate problem. A political climate of suspicion is impeding the Pentagon’s efforts to take advantage of private industry expertise to deliver important capabilities to America’s warfighters.
  • Contracting

    October 2019

    Contractors Face New Reporting Requirements

    By Jeff Bozman , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
  • Army News

    October 2019

    AUSA NEWS: Army Leading Charge for OTA Agreements

    The Army is No. 1 by a long shot among the U.S. military services when it comes using other transaction authority agreements to fast-track projects, according to analysts from Bloomberg Government.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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.
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