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Airbus and Dassault Aviation, two of the largest manufacturers of jet fighters in Europe, announced Wednesday they have agreed to collaborate on the next generation of aircraft, though the rivals have yet to decide who will lead the project over the course of the next several decades.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday that chronic problems at a nuclear waste processing facility under construction in Washington state continue to plague the site years after they were first uncovered and criticized the Department of Energy's handling of a contractor in charge of overseeing quality assurance programs there.
The Alaska Department of Law on Tuesday said an organization in Anchorage catering to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will pay nearly $2.3 million to settle allegations the organization submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program and failed to repay other funds.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP said Tuesday that it has nabbed four former Dentons attorneys to launch a new government contracts team, bringing a range of expertise to its Washington, D.C., office, including procurement and commercial litigation, due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions, and white collar defense work.
ConocoPhillips prevailed Wednesday in an arbitration against Venezuela's state-owned oil company over the 2007 nationalization of two of its onshore extra-heavy oil projects, receiving a $2.04 billion award from an International Chamber of Commerce tribunal, the oil company said.