Rick Vacura

Rick Vacura

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Global Procurement Quarterly - Spring 2014

In This Issue: - The New Front in U.S. Sanctions: Ukraine and Russia - Electronic Invoicing in EU Public Contracts - German and EU Rules on Joint Bids - Q+A Corner with Melissa Milstead, Associate General...more

6/13/2014 - Barack Obama EU Executive Orders Public Contracts Russia Sanctions Suspensions & Debarments Ukraine

Just What the Data Ordered

For Splunk, swift growth led to new policy and procedural requirements—and new legal considerations - San Francisco-based software provider Splunk’s data collection instant hit upon its debut in 2006. The software,...more

5/2/2014 - Big Data Compliance Data Collection Federal Contractors Splunk

Recent FCA Decision Has Important Implications for Contractor Disclosures to the Government

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has important implications for government contractors that make mandatory disclosures of improper conduct to the U.S. Government. In U.S. ex...more

4/4/2014 - DOD False Billing False Claims Act Federal Contractors OIG

DOD Issues Interim Rule on Supply Chain Security

On November 18, 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) published an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) that will likely prove controversial through the inclusion of supply...more

11/29/2013 - Contractors Cybersecurity DFARS DOD National Security Supply Chain

Practice Pointers for Agency Debriefings Following Federal Contract Award Decisions

As the end of the government fiscal year looms, a frenzy of contract awards generally follows, accompanied by an uptick in the number of bid protests filed at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of...more

9/23/2013

Revolving Door Risk: Failure to Follow Best Practices Can Have Severe Consequences

Not surprisingly, private industry frequently considers hiring current and former federal government employees for their experience, knowledge base, and skill sets. As a reaction to the continuing perception, however, that...more

4/17/2013 - Compliance Contractors False Claims Act Federal Employees FEMA

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