Category Archives: General

DoD, NASA and Coast Guard to Require More Cost or Pricing Data

On June 12, 2018, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Proposed Rule to significantly change when DoD, NASA and the Coast Guard will require cost or pricing data. Pursuant to the Proposed Rule, in the future, DoD, NASA and Coast Guard contracting officers will now be able to find a price “based on…
Read more

Government Regulates Contractor NDAs

Today, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register aimed at changing the FAR to ensure the U.S. Government does not enter into any agreement or contract with a contractor who requires its employees or subcontractors to sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that might impair reporting of fraud, waste…
Read more

States Lash Back at NSA and its Contractors

Legislators in at least nine states, including Arizona, California, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington, have introduced bills dubbed the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which are aimed at punishing the National Security Agency (NSA) for collecting data about their citizens without a warrant. The bills are mostly based on model legislation pitched…
Read more

Contractors Reminded to Exercise Diligence in Small Business Representations

Effective August 27, 2013, SBA implemented a New Rule pursuant to the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that imposes harsh penalties in the event a company misrepresents its small business size status to obtain a contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement or grant that was intended for award to a small business concern. The New Rule…
Read more