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Senate’s Bid Protest Reforms a Step Backwards for Transparency

by Reed Smith on

On July 10, 2017, the U.S. Senate placed the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on its Legislative Calendar. This action means the historically must-pass legislation is now ready for amendment and debate. Just as it...more

Reforma de las impugnaciones a licitaciones de la Oficina de Fiscalización del Gobierno (GAO) de EE. UU.

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Los debates en Washington D.C. sobre gastos asociados con las impugnaciones a licitaciones relacionadas con la defense estimulan nuevas leyes que podrían reducir los intentos de la protesta. La Oficina de Fiscalización del...more

GAO Bid Protest Reform

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Debates in Washington over expenditures associated with military-related bid protests are fueling new legislation that could curtail protest efforts. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) handles bid protests filed by...more

In Defense Of The Bid Protest Process

By now, most government contractors and government contracts attorneys are aware that both the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) have proposed, as part of the Fiscal Year...more

Senate Armed Services Committee Releases 2017 NDAA Bill with Big Changes for GAO Protest Costs

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (“SASC”) completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2017. Several of the SASC’s changes to the NDAA address the costs of...more

Proposed MLA expansion cleared to move forward

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee removed language from the draft Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that would have delayed the finalization of rules proposed by the Department of Defense that...more

Electronic waste rules could help thwart flow of counterfeit parts

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced...more

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