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Buyer Beware: Settling FCA Allegations Costs Manufacturer $5.2 Million

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Numet Machining Techniques, a Connecticut-based machined parts manufacturer for commercial and military aerospace engines, recently agreed to pay $5.2 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) for...more

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DOD Memo Identifies Penalties for Noncompliance with DFARS Cyber Requirements

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While Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC 2.0) is still a work in progress, federal contractors should beware of the existing DFARS cybersecurity requirements. ...more

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EPA Announces Stringent New Health Advisory Levels for Four PFAS Chemicals

New federal health advisory levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances reflect added stringency of PFAS regulation and raise concerns about effective monitoring. The Biden Administration’s EPA continues its push to...more

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Updated Timeline for DoD’s Cybersecurity Certification Program

The Department of Defense recently provided some clarity on the timeline for implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The DoD now expects to complete documentation to submit to the...more

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DoD Offers Guidance for Contractors on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustment Clauses

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On May 25, 2022, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a memorandum recognizing that contractors are not immune from the “period of unusually high” inflation. The memorandum, titled “Guidance on Inflation and Economic...more

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Window on Washington – Vol. 6, Issue 24

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital - Congress. The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will vote on numerous Homeland Security, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Education and Labor bills....more

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Department of Defense Continues Search for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam

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Airports are now one step closer to a new, PFAS-free firefighting foam with the Department of Defense’s announcement of a draft specification for an AFFF replacement....more

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Bicameral Bill Proposes Revising the Definitions of Commercial Product and Adequate Price Competition, Other Strategies Targeted...

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WHAT: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the “Stop Price Gouging the Military Act” as S. 4374 and H.R. 8007, respectively, to prevent perceived price gouging by U.S. Department of Defense...more

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Torres Talks Trade Podcast- Episode 2- Cybersecurity, the Department of Defense, and the Private Sector/Government Contracting

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This week’s episode discusses the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which lays out the cybersecurity standards required of government contractors. Guest Dave Grey, Cybersecurity Consultant with Torres Trade...more

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NISPOM Creates New Requirements for Senior Management Officials

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In February 2021, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) promulgated 32 C.F.R. Part 117. This move converted the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”)—the rules that govern personnel and facility...more

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Recent SIGAR Reports Highlight Ongoing Oversight Role

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Although the United States military’s role in Afghanistan effectively ended in August 2021, the Government’s fraud watchdog for operations in Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Recovery (“SIGAR”),...more

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DoD Braces for Inflation: Guidance for Contractors Battling Rising Costs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or on a self-sustaining deserted island, the chances are high that you have become quite familiar with the term “inflation” (i.e., the rising costs of goods and services) over the past...more

Schoonover & Moriarty LLC

The Importance of Debriefings

Imagine this: your company has spent weeks, if not more, agonizing over a bid—considering the best technical approach, organizing a team, determining the right personnel mix, and sweating the submission details. Regardless of...more

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DOD Calls For Continued Flexibility In Contract Place Of Performance

In a win for remote contractors, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) expressed its continued preference for remote work under its contracts. In a memorandum issued earlier this month, the Office of the Under Secretary of...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

New DoD Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments

In response to industry questions about economic price adjustments for inflation, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments...more

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Defending Against Covert Foreign Influence in the U.S.

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Day 2 at the RSA Conference brought us an interesting discussion of fighting covert foreign influence while protecting free expression in the United States with panelists from U.S. Central Command, U.S. Cyber Command, and Red...more

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New Mexico Environment Department Request for Information: Scientific Findings/Available Technology Related to PFAS-Contaminated...

The New Mexico Environment Department (“NMED”) issued a May 19th Request for Information (“RFI”) addressing: Scientific Findings and Available Technology Related to PFAS-Contaminated Livestock and Disposal and/or...more

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Government Contracts Legal Round-Up - Issue 11

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Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal,...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Broad Agency Discretion to Cancel Bid Solicitations Curtailed with Recent Court Decision – “The Tribe has Spoken”

Generally, government agencies are given broad discretion to define their needs; however, last month, the United States Court of Federal Claims chose to curtail an agency’s authority to cancel and amend bid solicitations in...more

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Concerned Over Inflation? DOD Issues Guidance to Contracting Officers Relating to Current and Future Contracts

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Following on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, high inflation now presents itself as the latest major challenge for government contractors. Inflation is on the rise, reaching levels that have not been seen in more than...more

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DOD Addresses Material Escalation Costs and Inflation for Government Contractors

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Inflation and the increased cost of doing business are having a nationwide impact — and there is no exception for Government Contractors. As we recently covered contractors experiencing material cost escalation on...more

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Growing Issue of Inflation in Government Contracts Supply Chain Leads to DoD Clarification on Potential for Relief

Traditionally, a fixed price government contract is one in which the contractor absorbs the risks and costs of performance.  Absent an economic price adjustment (EPA) clause in the contract, an unforeseeable event, such as a...more

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DoD OUSD Memorandum Provides Guidance on Addressing Inflation Cost Impacts

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In a fixed-price contract, increased costs caused by market inflation alone will not entitle the contractor to an equitable adjustment. Contracting Officers are advised to utilize contract provisions that include an...more

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DoD Publishes Final Rule Redesignating Contracts Previously Awarded Under FAR Part 12 Guidelines as Commercial Item Determinations...

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 828 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, requiring the treatment of the majority of contracts for items awarded using Federal Acquisition...more

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DoD Provides Guidance on Economic Price Adjustments Amidst Growing Concerns Over Inflation

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WHAT: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a memorandum to provide guidance on the use of economic price adjustments (EPAs) in existing and prospective DoD contracts in response to contracting officers’ (COs) and...more

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