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Government Contracts

  • February 14, 2011

    DOD Budget Would See $113B In Procurement Spending

    President Barack Obama’s proposed 2012 U.S. Department of Defense budget shows drops or only nominal rises in the major budget categories that yield government contracts, but several individual budget components are likely to yield pricey new contracts nonetheless.

  • February 14, 2011

    Md. County Exec Indicted For Corruption

    A grand jury on Monday indicted the former top executive of Prince George’s County, Md., Jack B. Johnson, on corruption charges alleging that he traded access to federal grant money for bribes from real estate developers and other businesses.

  • February 14, 2011

    Northrop Claims Trax Breached Nonsolicitation Deal

    A Northrop Grumman Corp. unit Monday sued Trax International Corp., the primary contractor for test support services at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, for allegedly violating a subcontracting agreement by trying to poach Northrop's employees.

  • February 14, 2011

    Subcontractor Sues Ashbritt Over Katrina Cleanup

    JGT Inc. has accused Ashbritt Inc. of breaching a subcontract of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract for the removal and disposal of debris left in Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • February 14, 2011

    US Wins Dismissal In Enviro Contractor Payment Suit

    A federal judge has thrown out an environmental contractor’s suit alleging the U.S. government denied it payment for completed work and improperly killed its contracts, ruling that the contractor missed a deadline for submitting claims for payment.

  • February 11, 2011

    SBA Says New Rules Will Slash Gov't Contractor Fraud

    The U.S. Small Business Administration finalized rules Friday targeting waste, fraud and abuse in a federal program that helps small businesses attain government contracts, tightening requirements for joint ventures and firms owned by Indian tribes.

  • February 11, 2011

    GAO Denies CGI's Protest Over $230M CMS Contract

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied CGI Federal Inc.'s protest against the award of a $230 million contract to Computer Sciences Corp. to develop an information technology system for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • February 11, 2011

    RCD Sues US Again Over Small Business Designation

    RCD Cleaning Service Inc. has come forward with another bid protest over the U.S. Small Business Administration's decision to strip it of a key procurement designation, this time arguing it was improperly shut out of a U.S. Air Force contract.

  • February 11, 2011

    GAO Tosses ACS Protest Over $142M DOL Contract

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied incumbent contractor ACS Federal Solutions LLC's protest over a $142 million contract for medical billing processing services that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded to rival Computer Sciences Corp.

  • February 11, 2011

    DOD Raises Monetary Threshold For Contract Appeals

    The U.S. Department of Defense unveiled a proposed rule Friday that would increase the monetary thresholds for submitting and processing contract appeals before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

  • February 10, 2011

    NYC Consultant Pleads Guilty In $80M CityTime Fraud

    A consultant who allegedly helped defraud New York of $80 million while working on the Big Apple's CityTime timekeeping project has pled guilty to charges of bribery and money laundering.

  • February 10, 2011

    SEC Internal Watchdog Details Procurement Waste

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's internal watchdog told a congressional panel Thursday that his office uncovered waste and inefficiencies in the commission's procurement and contracting efforts.

  • February 10, 2011

    Texas Ruling Could Impact Surety Bond Terms

    A Texas appeals court decision Thursday requiring Nova Casualty Co. to pay for a subcontractor's botched construction work at the Houston airport could spur sureties in the state to be more careful in drafting their bond terms.

  • February 10, 2011

    Patton Boggs Launches Infrastructure Practice

    Looking to forge new links between infrastructure development in the public and private sectors, Patton Boggs LLP announced Thursday it has established a new Infrastructure and private capital practice led by former DLA Piper partners Richard Ornitz and Jay Tannon.

  • February 10, 2011

    Senate To Examine Agencies' Pricey PR Contracts

    Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a March 1 hearing to investigate federal agencies’ use of pricey public relations contracts to manage fallout from environmental disasters and other problems.

  • February 9, 2011

    Northrop Revives JMOL Bid In Pegasus Copyright Suit

    A judge has revived a bid by Northrop Grumman Corp. for judgment as a matter of law in Pegasus Imagining Corp.'s copyright suit accusing the defendants of breaching an agreement and using Pegasus' software in a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • February 9, 2011

    Cleveland Hospital Exec Gets 9 Years For Bribery

    A former executive of a federally funded Cleveland hospital was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of bribery and other corruption charges involving construction contracts.

  • February 9, 2011

    DOD Unveils Final Plan To Downsize Joint Forces In Va.

    The U.S. Department of Defense finalized plans Wednesday to downsize the Hampton Roads, Va., Joint Forces Command — which employs nearly 4,000 workers and private contractors — by roughly half.

  • February 9, 2011

    GAO Nixes $8M Wash. Wastewater Contract Protest

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest over a contract for a Washington wastewater management system, saying that the U.S. Department of the Interior was justified in choosing a higher-priced proposal from a more experienced bidder.

  • February 9, 2011

    Judge Dismisses Hi-Tech's Army Bed Bid Protest

    A federal judge has dismissed a bid protest by Hi-Tech Bed Systems Corp., which alleged that beds sold by two of its competitors to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not meet specifications.