Three unions have mounted a challenge in D.C. federal court to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision that would stop its workers in the medical realm from spending work time on certain union business, the latest row in a larger fight over so-called official time.
The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp. have reached a preliminary deal for 255 F-35 fighter jets for the U.S. and foreign partners worth up to $22.7 billion, the largest order yet for the aircraft, the DOD has announced.
Three South Korea-based oil refiners and logistics companies pled guilty Wednesday to rigging bids on U.S. Department of Defense fuel supply contracts, violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, and agreed to pay $236 million in criminal fines and civil damages, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday denied an Oracle unit's protest over the U.S. Department of Defense's pending $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract, saying the DOD acted reasonably when it chose to use a single vendor for the deal.
A bill reauthorizing the U.S. Coast Guard heads back to the House of Representatives on Wednesday after the Senate voted to pass a version of the legislation that includes a compromise over how the federal government will regulate ship ballast and discharge.
A retired U.S. Navy captain pled guilty Tuesday to his role in the sweeping “Fat Leonard” bribery scheme related to Navy port services contracts, as a former master chief petty officer was also sentenced to 17 months in prison for his involvement.
A California man has been sentenced in federal court to nine years in prison for money laundering and for conspiring to violate export laws, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Defense needs to clarify its requirements around using the lowest price, technically acceptable contracting model, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, claiming the DOD wasn’t yet consistently following lawmakers’ mandates for LPTA deals.
A Texas federal jury has delivered an acquittal in a criminal fraud case accusing the CEO of a NASA contractor of falsely representing hours worked and costs, according to the executive’s lawyer.
The federal government arrested two residents of Lebanon in Seattle last week on gun smuggling charges after they tried to pack a sport utility vehicle full of firearms and ship it back to their home country.
The U.S. Department of Defense will spend more on developing directed-energy weapons in coming years to make them a viable part of its missile defense plans, alongside trying to keep up with rapid developments in hypersonic weapons by U.S. rivals, the department's research chief said Tuesday.
As President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare for their high-stakes sitdown at next week's G-20 summit in Argentina, the two governments remain at odds over a slew of trade issues, chiefly the White House's various moves to restrict trade with China on the basis of national security.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it won't hear a group of retirees' challenge to a Sixth Circuit opinion that found Honeywell International Inc. didn't owe them lifetime health care benefits.
The Federal Circuit’s ruling that federal law required a government contractor to provide bonds prior to starting two U.S. Army construction projects will likely have nationwide ramifications, as each state’s courts consider how similar statutes apply to state contracts, lawyers said.
The dismissal of a sexual abuse lawsuit against a U.S. Army hospital was upheld by the Eighth Circuit on Friday after it determined that the federal government is immune to claims that the hospital should have known of a priest’s history of sexual abuse allegations.
The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that invalidated claims in three United Technologies Corp. patents covering aircraft engines, handing another win to General Electric Co. in the rivals’ patent fight.
The U.S. Department of Defense's chief management officer stepped down Friday, following two months of speculation that he was on the way out over an alleged failure to sufficiently identify cost savings, the key focus of his role.
International sales of U.S. arms and defense equipment hit $192.3 billion in fiscal 2018, marking a significant leap from the previous year, the U.S. Department of State announced, suggesting that the Trump administration’s recent changes to arms export policy were behind the boost.
Two employees of SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. stand accused of being part of a scheme to defraud the U.S. government via fraudulent subcontracts as a vehicle to conceal bribes to a public official in exchange for over $400 million in construction contracts for a U.S. Army base in South Korea, according to prosecutors in Tennessee federal court Thursday.
A former recruiter for an interpretation services company was indicted in Maryland federal court Wednesday and accused of fraudulently hiring unqualified interpreters to work alongside the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
The 2009 National Defense Authorization Act granted the U.S. Maritime Administration increased authority to enforce the requirement that at least half of government-impelled cargoes be carried on U.S.-flag vessels. But in the intervening decade, regulatory efforts toward this goal have failed. If Congress wishes to preserve the U.S.-flag fleet, it must take further action, says Jeff Vogel of Cozen O’Connor.
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, signed into law in August, will significantly alter how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States conducts its work. Emerging technology companies, and their prospective investors, must be mindful of whether investments are now subject to CFIUS jurisdiction, say attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
Companies that engage in government contracting, particularly in the defense industry, face sector-specific antitrust compliance challenges. They must navigate carefully to manage risk in merger review, teaming agreements and personnel issues, say Peter Levitas and Francesca Pisano of Arnold & Porter.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.
Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia are forcing many international companies to carefully evaluate and restructure their contractual relationships with Russian counterparties. In this process, Russian antitrust law provides obstacles that may be difficult to overcome in some situations, say attorneys with Noerr Consulting AG.
As resources like the recently passed NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act continue to develop, smaller government contractors are turning to alternative strategies to lessen the challenge that traditional cybersecurity standards can pose, say attorneys with Crowell & Moring LLP.