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Don’t Tell the Government “It Wasn’t Me”: ASBCA Holds Contract Void Ab Initio for Fraud

In the Appeal of Vertex Construction & Engineering, ASBCA No. 58988, decided last month, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) exercised a “harsh” remedy in declaring Appellant’s contract void ab initio...more

Court Ruling Confirms that SDVOSB Contractors Possess Procedural Due Process Rights Against Adverse Eligibility Determinations

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affair's ("VA") Center for Veterans Enterprise (“CVE”) has a tough and sometimes thankless job. Its role is to serve as a “gatekeeper” for VA contracting programs for service-disabled,...more

SEC Brings Its Sixth Insider Trading Action As An Administrative Proceeding Since September

The SEC is clearly bringing more cases as administrative proceedings. To be sure, many of its “broken windows” actions are brought in that forum. At the same time, it is brining other cases which are traditionally brought as...more

Government Contractor Indictments Provide Reminder of Importance of Strong Workplace Policies, Training and Enforcement

A series of indictments, the most recent in August, remind government contractors of the increased scrutiny on the industry and the very real risk of employee fraud and abuse. Government contractors are encouraged to heed the...more

Senate Armed Services Committee Releases Final Report on Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Defense Supply Chain

After a year-long investigation that involved the review of more than 100,000 pages of documents submitted by DoD, electronic parts manufacturers, defense contractors and subcontractors, electronic parts testing laboratories...more

Recent Developments May Impact Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Processes And Contracting

Over the past few weeks there have been two significant developments that may impact both the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (the "VA") Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small...more

Recent Guidelines for Employers of Active Duty & Veteran Service Members

With the recent drawdown of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, many veterans will be leaving active military duty and returning to the U.S. workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued timely...more

There are Two Nationalities for the Nation of the United States

Discover that since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, who is not a citizen of the several States (united) and a citizen of the several States...more

Feds Are Gearing Up for Veterans' Return to the Workforce, and Employers Must Prepare as We Welcome Our Veterans' Home

As the war winds down and an estimated 1 million veterans return to the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are preparing for veteran-related litigation. Employers can...more

Broader than Bombs: What the Arms Export Control Act Means to You

As a business owner you likely never imagined that the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (“ITAR”) might apply to you and your business. But the broad...more

Legal Alert: VETS 100/VETS 100A Report Filing Deadline Extended to January 15, 2012

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services Division (VETS) has again extended the deadline for applicable federal contractors to file a VETS 100/VETS 100A report. VETS recently issued a special...more

Early Steps Toward a Streamlined Export Control System: Proposed Changes to the ITAR and EAR

On November 7, 2011, the U.S. State Department published a proposed rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) by narrowing the categories of aircraft and related equipment controlled on the United...more

Legal Alert: Federal Contractors May Now File VETS 100/VETS 100A Reports—Deadline Extended to December 30, 2011

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS) recently issued a special announcement on its website indicating that the VETS 100/100A online reporting application is now live. In our...more

Legal Alert: DOL Extends Deadline for Second Time to Submit VETS 100/VETS 100A Reports

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS) has announced that due to technical problems implementing the electronic submission of VETS 100/VETS 100A forms, federal contractors required to file...more

September 8, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

"Technical Difficulties" Cause DOL to Delay Deadline for VETS-100 & VETS- 100A Filing

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted a notice on the Veterans' Employment & Training Service website that the September 30 filing deadline for VETS-100 and VETS-100A Reports has been extended 60 days. The website is...more

10 Social Media Must Haves for Your Company's FAR-Mandated Compliance Program

As we discussed here last November, the United States Navy, the other military services, and the Department of Defense, have all recognized that their personnel are using social media and have responded by establishing...more

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Offer New Business Opportunities for Disabled Veterans

Chapter 2161 of the Texas Government Code defines a “historicallyunderutilized business” (“HUB”) as a for-profit entity with itsprincipal place of business in Texas that is at least 51% owned byeconomically disadvantaged...more

Proposed Regs Would Beef Up Affirmative Action Obligations To Protected Veterans

We recently notified you that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs had issued proposed regulations designed to put significantly more “teeth” into contractors’ obligations to employ protected veterans. The...more

OFCCP Issues Proposed Rule On Veterans

The Offi ce of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published this morning a proposed rule regarding affirmative action obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, with a 60-day comment period....more

Government Contractor Problems - Resolve Them Early !

Federal Contractors don't leave Money on the table with your Government Contract. Litigating against the Federal Government should be the last resort. We can help resolve most if not all of your contract problems. The key to...more

Bid Protest & The GAO's Automatic Stay

Bid Protests & GAO's Automatic stay. Government contractor needs to know this information. The automatic stay is one of the most powerful tools of a GAO protest. But if the protest is not handled correctly the automatic stay...more

Filing A Bid Protest? Know these Critical Time Deadlines!

Filing a Bid Protest? Be Aware of the These Critical Time Deadlines! To All Government Contractors Part One Protester’s Post Award Bid Protest Awareness of Time limits for filing with the GAO. The GAO Bid Protest...more

GAO Sides with Foreign Military Sales Program Contractors in Dispute Over Protest Costs

Contractors engaged in procurements under the Foreign Military Sales ("FMS") program can breathe a little easier after a Government Accountability Office ("GAO") ruling on November 5, 2009, in which the GAO denied the U.S....more

More Than a Year In the Making! -- DOD Issues Final Rules for Specialty Metals; New Rules Are No Less Complicated

In July 2008, DOD proposed revisions to the Specialty Metals rules, hoping to finally calm the turbulence that has boiled up over the past three years in this area. On July 29, 2009, after more than a year of stolid...more

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