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  • Contracting

    January 2021

    Procurement Collusion Strike Force Gets a Boost

    By Ross Demain , Mike Pierce and Michael Wagner
    Just over a year after launching the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division announced new measures to further its pursuit of antitrust and related schemes in government procurement, grant and program funding. These changes expand the strike force’s enforcement capacity and signal the department’s enduring — and intensifying — commitment to its mission.
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    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

    October 2020

    Defense Contractors Could Fall Under Trump ‘Divisive Concepts’ Executive Order

    By Lindsay Burke , Jennifer Plitsch and Carolyn Rashby
    On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump issued the “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” establishing requirements aimed at “promoting unity in the federal workforce,” by prohibiting workplace training on “divisive concepts,” including “race or sex stereotyping” and “race or sex scapegoating” as newly-defined in the order.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2020

    Showdown Looms on Cost Accounting Standards

    By Peter Hutt II and Peter Terenzio
    The Federal Circuit’s decision in The Boeing Company v. United States clears the way for resolution of Boeing’s substantive challenge to a controversial Federal Acquisition Regulation provision that can give the government windfall recoveries in Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) matters.
  • Defense Department

    September 2020

    Regulators Issue Huawei, ZTE Interim Rule

    By Ryan Burnette , Susan Cassidy and Samantha L. Clark
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2020

    Guidance for CARES Act Implementation

    By Scott Freling , Peter Terenzio and Michael Wagner
    On May 18, the Defense Department released a draft of its much-anticipated guidance implementing Section 3610 of the CARES Act, which authorizes the government to reimburse qualifying contractors for the costs of providing certain paid leave to employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Defense Department

    June 2020

    Key Ruling Issued on Privilege Waivers

    By Kevin T. Barnett and Michael Wagner
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2020

    Key Ruling Issued on Privilege Waivers

    By Kevin T. Barnett and Michael Wagner
  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    DPA Rated Contracts Have Some Caveats

    By Frederic M. Levy , Jennifer Plitsch and Carl Wiersum
    The Defense Production Act allows the executive branch to apply a priority rating to its contracts, which would require them to be prioritized over any competing obligations, including prior commercial commitments. Contractors should be aware of how the legislation may apply to them.
  • Defense Department

    March 2020

    Industry May Find Relief for Coronavirus Delays

    By Susan Cassidy , Evan R. Sherwood and Michael Wagner
    The global spread of the COVID-19 virus may put many federal contractors at risk of missing contractual deadlines. In a growing number of cases, supply chains may become cut off, work spaces may be closed or employees may need to stay home — all of which could impact a contractor’s ability to perform in a timely manner.
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