Government Contracts

We represented AM General (AMG), an automotive manufacturer that builds military vehicles for government customers, including the Humvee, in a successful bid protest involving a $9.7 billion contract for the U.S. Army to build and deliver to the U.S. Army a new generation of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).Continue Reading Bid Protest Win for AM General on Multi-Billion Dollar Contract

We recently examined four recent Federal Circuit cases that “signal significant changes to long-standing jurisdictional precedent in bid protests and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims.”Continue Reading Federal Circuit Cases Impacting Jurisdictional Precedent in Bid Protests and Contract Disputes Act Claims

On June 21, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to implement security measures that safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI) from unauthorized access and disclosure and improve incident reporting.  Continue Reading DHS Publishes Long-Awaited Final Rule on Controlled Unclassified Information

I recently authored an article for Law360 outlining the set of updated guidelines issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intended to guide government contractors that handle confidential unclassified information (CUI). Continue Reading Updated NIST Security Guidelines for Contractors Handling Confidential Unclassified Information

On April 27, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule which, effective May 30, will make a number of changes to the SBA regulations impacting small businesses. The regulations, finalizing the proposed rule issued on September 9, 2022, provide new penalties for noncompliance with the limitations on subcontracting rule, updated joint venture (JV) and size requirements, and changes to the ostensible subcontractor rule. This post dissects the regulations and highlights a few noteworthy changes below.Continue Reading Final Rule Makes Host of Changes to SBA Regulations

We will join Chuck Jenkins, CEO of CWU, Inc., to present a panel titled “Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed” for the FPTAC at the University of South Florida on June 8, 2023. Continue Reading Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed

On May 10, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its initial public draft of SP 800-171, Revision 3, a set of updated guidelines aimed at helping organizations better handle confidential unclassified information (CUI) that resides on non-federal systems. Continue Reading NIST Releases Public Draft of Revised Guidelines Aimed at Helping Contractors Protect Sensitive Information

On May 1, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (SFWTF) issued an update that the Biden administration plans to end COVID-19 vaccination mandates established under Executive Orders (EO) 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and EO 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.  Continue Reading Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Effectively Halts Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate