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Government Intervenes in FCA Whistleblower Suit Against Symantec

The Department of Justice has intervened in a lawsuit against Symantec Corporation alleging Symantec submitted false claims to the United States on a General Services Administration software contract. The case involves a 2007 GSA Multiple Award Schedule contract that allowed Symantec to sell software and related items directly … Continue reading

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President Signs EO Banning LGBT Discrimination by Contractors

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. The new EO amends EO 11246 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of contractor employees protected from discrimination and the list of … Continue reading

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DoD Holding Public Meeting on Proposed Business Systems Compliance Rule

In connection with today’s proposed DFARS rule, Business Systems Compliance, the Department of Defense is holding a public meeting. As explained in yesterday’s blog post, the DFARS Case 2012-D042 proposed rule would allow a contractor to demonstrate compliance with DFARS system criteria for accounting systems, estimating … Continue reading

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DoD Issuing New DFARS Business Systems Compliance Rule

The Department of Defense is issuing a proposed rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement addressing contractor accountability for adequate business systems. The rule, which appears in today’s advance Federal Register, would allow a contractor to demonstrate compliance with DFARS system criteria for accounting … Continue reading

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Sikorsky Wins $7.9 Billion Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Contract

The Department of the Air Force has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., of Stratford, Connecticut, a $1,277,618,606 fixed-price-incentive-firm at target price/firm-fixed-price contract for the initial engineering, manufacturing and development Combat Rescue Helicopter program. The CRH program will replace the aging HH-60G Pave … Continue reading

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Changes Proposed for DFARS Specialty Metals Clause Flowdown

According to a notice in today’s advance Federal Register, the Department of Defense is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to clarify the flowdown requirements for DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals. … Continue reading

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Proposed FAR Rule Expands Reporting Requirements for Nonconforming Items

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require expanded reporting of nonconforming items. The June 10, 2014, proposed rule would revise the quality assurance coverage … Continue reading

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