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|Are P3s (Public-Private Partnerships) Paving the Way for Efficiency in State and Local Governments?|
Carrie Gilbert; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015The concept of public-private partnerships or P3s is not a new one. Government entities throughout the world have used P3s for hundreds of years to deliver services such as water, transportation, social services and infrastructure.
|Top Three Revisions to Key ITAR Definitions Proposed by Department of State; Comments Invited|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Lindsey Michelle Nelson, Donald G. Yeargin; Jones Day;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") recently published proposed revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") to add or change a number of key definitions. In so doing, DDTC is seeking to harmonize certain...
|Doing Business with the Government? What You Should Know about Cybersecurity|
Peter F. Garvin, J. Andrew Jackson, Fernand A. Lavallee, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 2015Government contractors are in a difficult position when it comes to cybersecurity. Not only do they need to worry about cybersecurity issues that affect almost every company, but they also often house sensitive government data that can carry additional obligations. Further, the very fact that they...
|Obama Administration Makes Significant Changes Requiring Revisions to Handbooks, Policies and Contracts for Federal Contractors|
Paula Graves Ardelean; Butler Snow LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015Federal contractors and subcontractors face significant challenges as the privilege of doing business with the federal government means more paperwork, more audits, and redrafting contract language and employment policies. Set forth below are summaries of some of the changes underway for federal...
|Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations Applicable to False Claims Act Whistleblower Suits Against Government Contractors|
Robin D. Fessel, Tracy Richelle High, Julia M. Jordan, Theodore O. Rogers, Jeffrey B. Wall; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
June 4, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015On May 26, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision concerning the scope of civil fraud claims brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) against government contractors. In Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. et al. v. United States ex rel. Carter, slip op....
|Ever Wonder What Agencies Do While a Pre-Award Protest is Pending?|
Barbara A. Duncombe, Casie E. Hollis; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015The Court of Federal Claims recently held that it does not violate the “stay” for agencies to continue to evaluate offers while a pre-award protest is pending. They just can’t make an award. Caddell Construction Co., LLC v. U.S., Nos. 15-135C, 136C (COFC, April 10, 2015).
|SBA Issues Proposed Rule to Establish Mentor-Protégé Programs for Non-8(a) Small Business Concerns|
Casie E. Hollis, Suzanne Sumner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On Feb. 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that would expand the mentor-protégé program, which is currently only available to 8(a) small business concerns (“SBCs"), to all other SBCs, including traditional small businesses,...
|Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc. - A One-Off or A New Trend?|
Barbara A. Duncombe; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015On March 25, 2015, the GAO denied Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc.'s (“ACCI”) protest challenging a provision in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (“VA”) solicitation that prohibited the use of consultants to assist in proposal preparation. See, B-410898.2. The...
|Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On|
John Chierichella; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective. A recent decision of the Court of Federal Claims - Liberty Ammunition v....
|Strategic Considerations in Acquisitions by Government Contractors of Non-Contractor Companies|
Roger A. Klein, David B. Robbins; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Generally, government contractors have a clear understanding of the primary transactional issues when acquiring other contractors. However, insufficient attention is often given to the special risks present when contractors acquire commercial or international entities. Due diligence applied in...