Big Teams Don't Mean Big Conflict-Of-Interest Problems

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT) -- A recent news story about the decision by Science Applications International Corporation to split into two separate companies in order to mitigate the risk of organizational conflicts of interest (“OCIs”) (see “SAIC Says Spinoff Will Help To Quash Conflicts Of Interest,” Law360, Sept. 4, 2012) got us thinking about the challenges of applying OCI rules to a method of contracting that the government seems to be using more and more with each passing year. 

We refer here to multiple-award task-order vehicles such as the U.S. General...
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