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January 6, 2021

United States ex rel. Adams v. Dell Computer Corp.- Contractual Conditions Must be Material to the Government’s Decision to Pay

The plaintiff in this case alleges that Dell violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by knowingly selling a large number of computers to the United States government, which contain undisclosed…
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January 6, 2021

Should Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Questions and Answers to address the legal implications when mandating the COVID-19 vaccination. We previously…
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January 5, 2021

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Questions and Answers to address the legal implications when mandating the COVID-19 vaccination under federal…
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January 4, 2021

In Re: Teledyne Brown Eng’g Inc.,- Appearances Are Important! Even Appearance of a Conflict of Interest is Enough to Taint a Contract

In this case, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (“TBE”) protested an award to SGT, LLC by NASA. The contract was for acquiring ground systems and operations services at Marshall Space Flight…
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December 17, 2020

Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements

The Department of Defense (“DoD”) implemented a new Interim Rule on November 30, 2020 – Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements. This rule serves as an amendment to the Defense…
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October 23, 2020

Successful Strategies for Navigating Small Business Set-Asides

Join Partner Timothy Furin as he covers successful strategies for navigating small business set-asides in the GovConn Webinar Wednesday series! watch?v=x-7kXCHEYLk&feature=youtu.be  
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October 22, 2020

SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Consolidation

On October 16, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published its final rule merging the 8 (a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program to eliminate…
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August 21, 2020

ASBCA Jurisdiction and the “Suspicion” of Fraud: Government Overreach Held in Check

In the Appeal of Mountain Movers/Ainsworth-Benning, LLC, ASBCA No. 62164,  the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the “Board”) recently denied a Government motion to dismiss holding that once the…
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July 27, 2020

Department of Defense Increases the Justification and Approval Threshold for Its Sole-Source Contract Awards to 8(a) Contractors to $100 Million

On June 5, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 823 of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Section…
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July 22, 2020

Interim Rule Implements Ban on Contractors Using Covered Telecommunications Products and Services from Certain China-Based Companies

On July 10, 2020, the FAR Council issued a prepublication version of  an interim rule implementing Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The interim rule prohibits…