Category Archives: General

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

New FAR Clause Creates New Risks for Government Service Contracts

FAR clause 52.222-17, issued on January 18, 2013, is intended to protect non-exempt employees from displacement as a result of a change in contractor under U.S. Government service contracts.  The clause imposes significant requirements on government contractors and subcontractors, and applies to most service contracts, including all contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold and even to…
Read more