Defense contractor Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has been hit with another Fair Labor Standards Act class action alleging the company misclassified firearms and tactics instructors as exempt employees to avoid paying them overtime compensation.
A World Trade Organization panel has decided to wait until April to release a report on China's export restrictions for certain critical raw materials, requested by the U.S., the European Union, Canada, Mexico and other countries that claim the restrictions violate free trade rules.
A federal judge is weighing whether to certify an interlocutory appeal of his August ruling denying military contractor KBR Inc.'s motion to dismiss in a suit by more than two dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who claim they suffered hexavalent chromium poisoning while providing security for the company during its restoration of a water plant in Iraq.
The federal government plans to sell up to $60 billion worth of aircraft and other defense items to Saudi Arabia, with Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and General Electric Co. as the prime contractors, the U.S. State Department has confirmed.
A judge has stopped the U.S. Army from awarding a contract reportedly worth about $30 million to Spectrum Healthcare Resources Inc. for new military health care centers, saying that competitor CRAssociates Inc. was unfairly treated in the bidding process.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily stayed an injunction barring the U.S. Department of Defense from enforcing its “don't ask, don't tell” policy, which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
A federal jury has issued a $66 million verdict against FedEx Corp., finding that the company breached a valid long-term contract with ATA Airlines Inc. to provide service for military passengers.
Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. has asked a federal court to declare that it need not defend or indemnify Energy Focus Inc. in a dispute with a rival over alleged trade secrets misappropriation and contract breaches during the bidding process for a $1.4 million contract to retrofit submarines for the U.S. Navy.
Government contractor Hi-Tech Beds Systems Corp. has filed a bid protest against the U.S. Army, saying it disregarded its own standards in order to buy cheap barracks beds for a base at Ft. Carson, Colo.
With less than a week before a criminal supply fraud case against Western Titanium Inc. over fighter jet materials heads to trial, a former company executive charged in the case has asked a judge to strike more than a dozen allegations from the indictment.
A federal judge has rejected the U.S. government's request to stay pending appeal a recent injunction banning the controversial “don't ask, don't tell” policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not effectively managed contracted work that Boeing Co. has completed as part of a $4.4 billion border security project, according to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Wiley Rein LLP has boosted its government contracts practice by snagging a former U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps attorney and contract specialist from Patton Boggs LLP.
The federal government is investigating whether an Oregon company that has been awarded more than $30 million in Department of Defense contracts since 2005 defrauded the U.S. by providing bogus lock nuts for Kiowa military helicopters.
An expert body with the U.N. has called for more stringent oversight of U.S. private security contractors in Afghanistan, describing a highly critical U.S. Senate report on the role and oversight of such contractors as a “step in the right direction” but adding that more was needed to address the problems it raised.
If the U.S. Supreme Court sides with the government in Boeing Co. and General Dynamics Corp.'s long-running dispute with the U.S. Navy over a contract for the ill-fated A-12 Avenger, then doing business with the government on top-secret matters, already a risky proposition, could get riskier, according to experts.
Mission Essential Personnel LLC has moved to dismiss for a second time a qui tam complaint accusing the company of violating the False Claims Act by providing the U.S. with unqualified translators for its war in Afghanistan and lying about the linguists' language skills to collect under a $414 million government contract.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that a line of golf and recreational electric vehicles should count as American for the purposes of federal government procurement, even though they are made with some parts imported from China.
Defense contractor L-3 Communications Corp. has asked a judge to stop a division of Lockheed Martin Corp. from selling an F-16 flight simulator to Egypt, claiming the U.S. Air Force should have bid the contract openly and that Lockheed improperly lobbied the Egyptians for it instead.
As a trial looms in the criminal supply fraud case against Western Titanium Inc., the company’s executives are continuing to spar with prosecutors over the use of evidence and witnesses.