A contractor group on Thursday urged lawmakers to reject a legislative proposal that would grant the U.S. Department of Defense the ability to award no-bid, multiyear contracts to federally funded research and development centers, saying the DOD request would unnecessarily limit competition.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed requiring automobile makers to install “brake-throttle overrides” to reduce risks of unintended acceleration, responding to concerns following a massive recall of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles that spurred "sticky pedal" litigation.
U.S. Aerospace Inc. shareholders suing the company over an alleged boardroom takeover may use an Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP corporate investigation to bolster their case, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday, denying USAE's claims that the probe was confidential.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday extended the comment period for its proposed amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act that would expand the law’s unpaid medical leave provisions to military families and airline flight crews.
A U.S. Army contracting arm in Massachusetts generally follows protocol in its awarding of noncompetitive contracts, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday, as only one of 22 sole-source contracts audited by the agency was found to be unjustified.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has brought aboard a renowned international trade attorney from aerospace and defense company Thales SA to serve in its Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that it has indefinitely suspended flights of the Northrop Grumman-designed MQ-8B Fire Scout — a robotic helicopter it plans to buy in large quantities — to look for technical glitches after the drone experienced two crashes within the span of a week.
The U.S. Department of Defense needs to boost accountability for its inventory of contracted services and avoid using contractors for jobs that are best performed by government employees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Friday.
A California federal judge on Friday demanded government agencies produce hundreds of previously withheld documents concerning CIA experiments that allegedly exposed current and former military members to chemical and biological agents.
A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge last month shielded Raytheon Co. from the Defense Contract Audit Agency's demand for $25 million in allegedly overbilled contractor pension costs, ruling that a rarely-used statute of limitations had lapsed between an initial DCAA audit and a second audit performed five years later.
A federal judge on Thursday reversed a U.S. Air Force information technology contract award, saying losing contractor Hewlett-Packard Co. was improperly held to a higher standard due to the military’s confusion about rules relating to HP’s eligibility.
Federal officials have not ruled out prosecuting Daimler AG for allegedly bribing foreign officials to secure government contracts, claims the German automaker previously agreed to settle in 2010 for $185 million, according to a filing Wednesday in Washington federal court.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security accidentally leaked proprietary technical data about a contractor-designed surveillance tower while soliciting contracts for video surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico border, but said Thursday that the release had been contained and would not affect contractor competition.
The U.S. Department of State's plan to spend up to $1 billion to deploy unmanned surveillance drones in Iraq and other countries drew interest from 64 companies as of Thursday, including top dronemaker General Atomics and military contractors General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Corp.
In a bittersweet victory for ICE Corp., a Kansas federal judge slashed from $9.6 million to $5 million a punitive damages award in a suit alleging two companies misappropriated the aerospace electronics company's trade secrets after an agreement to make an airplane de-icing system fell apart.
Two whistleblowers who worked at EMC Corp. failed Wednesday to persuade the Tenth Circuit to revive their lawsuit claiming the company knowingly sold defective data storage products to the federal government and caused "catastrophic" hardware failures at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Oregon National Guard soldiers asked a federal judge on Wednesday to sanction military contractor KBR Inc. after discovering a previously undisclosed internal report revealing the extent of the company's knowledge of sodium dichromate contamination at an Iraqi water plant.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed fraud claims against Toyobo Co. Ltd. after it paid $6 million to settle a suit filed by First Choice Armor & Equipment Inc., which alleged Toyobo fraudulently sold defective fibers used to make bulletproof vests.
Electronics company Superior Electric Holding Group LLC on Monday sued the U.S. Navy in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for allegedly overstepping its authority when it withdrew a $35 million contract award for ship power components following a bid protest.
Viasystems Group Inc., a maker of printed circuit boards used in computers, cars and cellphones, will buy smaller rival DDI Corp. for $268 million in cash to expand its North American manufacturing base and grow its market share in the military and aerospace sectors, the company said Wednesday.