The Trump administration will reinstate sanctions on Iran’s aircraft, automotive and metals sectors as it completes its exit from the Obama administration’s historic nuclear disarmament deal, vowing to apply “unprecedented” economic pressure on Tehran.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's recent decision to open a center dedicated to tackling cyberthreats directed at critical infrastructure is likely to help expand vital communication channels between the public and private sectors, but lingering concerns over liability protections could limit the initiative's ultimate effectiveness, attorneys say.
An advocacy group has sued to force the U.S. Department of Justice to release the work emails that former FBI Director James Comey and his chief of staff allegedly sent from their personal email accounts.
The U.S. Department of Defense has named a former NASA and U.S. Air Force official as the new director of its Strategic Capabilities Office, its unit responsible for finding new uses for existing technology, which has recently been in the crosshairs of Congress.
An inaccurate federal contractor database registration by the winning bidder on a nearly $100 million U.S. Air Force cyber support contract wasn’t enough to knock that company out of contention for the deal, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office decision.
The U.S. State Department has cleared the way for Kuwait to purchase an estimated $40.4 million worth of Mk-series bombs for its combat aircraft fleet, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the dismantling and disposal of the USS Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, may cost more than $1 billion and issued recommendations to the Navy on how to improve the process in a published report.
A California federal court should toss a complaint that calls for recalling a recent federal report that allegedly overstates connections between terrorism and practitioners of Islam, as the advocacy group calling for its ouster lacks standing in the matter, the Trump administration said.
CNBC LLC, NBCUniversal Media LLC and the production company behind CNBC’s show “American Greed” had false advertising claims trimmed Thursday from a Delaware federal court suit brought by a company affiliated with a former defense contractor whose life story became the film “War Dogs.”
A bipartisan group of six senators on Thursday introduced a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector as well as numerous political figures and oligarchs, citing Moscow’s continued attempts to meddle in U.S. elections through cybersecurity breaches.
A California federal judge on Wednesday rejected for the second time environmental groups’ long-running challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense’s proposed replacement base in Okinawa, Japan, saying the DOD had adequately considered the potential effect on the endangered Okinawa dugong.
Senior U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials pushed back against a bill that would restore presumptive access to benefits related to Agent Orange-linked illnesses for "blue water" Navy veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam War, saying there was no scientific basis to support that presumption.
Cybercriminals have sent phishing emails within the past year to at least 400 industrial companies, mostly in Russia, in attempts to commit financial fraud and steal money, according to researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab.
A Virginia federal judge refused Thursday to toss a former detainee at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison from a suit seeking to hold CACI International liable for abuses at the prison, although she did set a high bar for him thanks to the loss of his medical records.
A Qualcomm Inc. investor opened a derivative lawsuit against the company and its directors late Wednesday in Delaware Chancery Court, alleging the tech company’s board made undisclosed and self-interested decisions that scuttled a proposed $117 billion merger with Broadcom Ltd. and cost Qualcomm $8 billion in market value.
The U.S. Army made several mistakes when assessing Raytheon Co.’s $1.36 billion bid for a maintenance contract, but its $100 million price premium over Lockheed Martin Corp.’s bid meant it wouldn’t have won the deal even without those errors, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a decision released Wednesday.
Two Senate Republicans and a Democrat introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at curbing the authority by which President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum based on concerns over national security.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday easily passed the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2019, sending to President Donald Trump the massive annual defense bill to be signed into law at the earliest point in more than four decades.
A helicopter manufacturer and retailer can largely pursue allegations that its former CEO abused his power by paying himself and others large bonuses, causing almost $24 million in losses, a Virginia federal judge has ruled while trimming some claims from the case.
Three top members of an international cybercrime group known as FIN7 have been arrested for a malware campaign that attacked more than 100 American companies, primarily in the restaurant, gaming and hospitality industries, with Chipotle and Arby’s among those that have disclosed breaches connected to the group, prosecutors said Wednesday.
While I read with interest Law360's report analyzing the top 20 global law firms of 2018, I also noticed it doesn't tell the whole story. Global networks of independent law firms compare favorably with multinational firms in terms of geographic coverage, legal expertise, and awareness of local cultures and customs, says Glenn Cunningham of Interlaw Ltd.
Less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, President Donald Trump signed an executive order applying the court’s rationale in Lucia to the hiring — and firing — of all administrative law judges in the federal government, making them entirely beholden to the heads of their agencies or the president for their jobs, says Brian Casey of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Attorney Randy Maniloff recently sat down with former Sen. Christopher Dodd at his new office at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. The goal? To discover things we might not know about the author of some of the most important legislation of the last few decades.
While Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will draw much attention during July, Congress remains very busy with fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills. The chambers may go to conference this month on the first of several appropriations "minibuses," says Layth Elhassani of Covington & Burling LLP.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Experts debate the best strategy for the U.S. Department of Defense's technological leap forward. Options include public-private partnerships and open systems architecture. Innovation is best served by the latter, says Daniel Schoeni, a judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
Federal agencies are increasingly utilizing "other transactions authority" to craft agreements that are not subject to traditional procurement laws. While there is very little precedent relating to protests of OTA awards or claims arising under OTA-awarded contracts, there are some clues as to how they may unfold, say Stuart Turner and Nathaniel Castellano of Arnold & Porter.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
There are relatively few government contract collusion whistleblowers. The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division could roll out the whistleblower welcome mat by making a few changes that will not cost the government a nickel. Even if only one new case emerges, the efforts would be worth it, says former federal prosecutor Robert Connolly.