The Office of Federal Procurement Policy may end a cost accounting exemption for contracts executed and performed outside of the U.S. and its territories, despite concerns from industry groups that removing the exemption could make it harder to enlist foreign vendors.
The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded the first governmentwide cloud computing contract to 11 vendors — including Dell Inc. and AT&T Inc. — who will help launch a new line of infrastructure-as-a-service offerings aimed at supporting expansion of the government's IT capabilities.
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 appeals court on Tuesday rejected challenges by a nurse and a doctor to prison sentences stemming from their alleged roles in a scheme to bilk Medicare of millions of dollars in reimbursements for medically unnecessary treatments for HIV patients.
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.
Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications improperly routed a $23 million contract for a digital radio system to a vendor — reportedly Motorola Inc. — and justified the sole-source deal by pointing to earlier, similar contracts with the same vendor, according to the city's Office of the Inspector General.
Disposable tableware and topical pain relief ointments are among the eight types of products that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently added to its biobased product list, which grants them preferred procurement status by federal agencies.
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.
A federal judge has dismissed a False Claims Act suit that accused Pennsylvania of fleecing the federal government of $77 million through fraudulent Medicaid reimbursement requests.
As new and different procurement methods are utilized by government agencies, and based upon the current economic climate and competition for public work, there will likely be increased judicial review of the process and award decisions, says William J. Cea, a group leader for Becker & Poliakoff PA's government procurement practice group.
A federal judge has ruled against United Constructors LLC in a suit it brought against the government over work United did for the U.S. Forest Service, rejecting the company's argument it deserved more money because it had to deal with more small boulders than it expected and because of delays allegedly caused by the Forest Service.
A petroleum trade group and six energy firms are claiming that although the companies paid millions of dollars for drilling leases over the last five years, they are still waiting on the U.S. government to issue the leases.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Kiewit Louisiana Co.'s protest over the process to win a contract to repair and improve the levee and floodwalls in Jefferson Parish, La., finding no fault with the way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers handled the matter.
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not have to turn over cell phone records to an advocacy group that is trying to prove the agency conspires to steer small business contracts to large companies, according to a federal appeals court.
One of the toughest quandaries defense counsel and company leaders face is whether it is worth it to tell the government when a corporation has violated securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or other regulations. Here are the key questions that companies need to ask themselves when faced with the choice to come forward, according to experts.
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.