Gov't In-Sourcing: Where Can Contractors Turn?

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 1:37 PM EST) -- On Dec. 29, 2011, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s order holding that district courts lack jurisdiction to hear a federal government contractor’s challenge to the decision of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force to “in-source” information technology services work previously performed by the contractor.[1]

That decision adds uncertainty to an area of the law that is already unsettled and leaves government contractors asking, “Where can I go to enforce my rights?” While lawyers often have to walk a tightrope without a...
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