Category Archives: Contract Management

Government Contracts Bid Protests: A Practical Guide in Light of Recent Developments

Mary Karen Wills will take part in a webinar on June 26 to discuss topics including:

  • Bid protests: An in-depth analysis of rules and regulations
  • Notable trends and developments
  • Compliance issues and best practices
  • What lies ahead

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DOJ Announces Formal Guidance in Justice Manual for Considering Disclosure and Cooperation by Contractors on False Claims Act Matters

On May 7, 2019, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new guidelines for awarding credit to contractors or individuals who voluntarily disclose False Claims Act (FCA)−related misconduct, actively cooperate with the DOJ on FCA investigations, or take effective remedial measures to mitigate or rectify FCA-related misconduct. Continue reading DOJ Announces Formal Guidance in Justice Manual for Considering Disclosure and Cooperation by Contractors on False Claims Act Matters

US Foreign Investment Policy Gets a Tougher but More Transparent CFIUS

Harry Broadman writes about Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) policy toward greater restrictions on foreign investment and more transparency into the rules and procedures governing US inbound foreign investment. Continue reading US Foreign Investment Policy Gets a Tougher but More Transparent CFIUS

Naiveté about CFIUS’ National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment in the US

Harry Broadman writes about foreign direct investment, potential involvement by governments whose agendas may be perceived to extend beyond commercial objectives, and US scrutiny of national security risks. Continue reading Naiveté about CFIUS’ National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment in the US

Government Shutdown: Day 24

The partial government shutdown began at midnight on December 21, 2018. As the shutdown entered its twentieth-fourth day, many government contractors were rightfully concerned about the status of negotiations between Congress and the president, the length of the shutdown, and its impact on their current and future contracts. As for the status of White House/Capitol Hill negotiations and the likely length of the shutdown, it is hard to say. Continue reading Government Shutdown: Day 24

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals’ 2018 Annual Report – A Review and Quantitative Snapshot

The US Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)[1] released its FY 2018 Annual Report in December 2018.[2] Significant developments in FY 2018 included the institution of new board procedural rules, the transition to all-electronic files from a combination of electronic filings and paper file-based systems, and the addition of Disaster Disputes stemming from damages caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav.

From a case-load perspective, the number of cases filed at the CBCA ticked up to 409 in FY 2018 from 385 in FY 2017. The number of CBCA cases appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also increased 69 percent in 2018 to twenty-seven from sixteen in 2017. Continue reading Civilian Board of Contract Appeals’ 2018 Annual Report – A Review and Quantitative Snapshot