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Navy Awards Leidos $4.3 Billion System Modernization Contract

The Department of Defense has announced that Leidos, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a ceiling $4,336,822,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization program. As a service provider integrator, Leidos will provide an electronic health record … Continue reading

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OMB Requesting Feedback on Improving Cybersecurity in Acquisitions

As published in today’s Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of EGovernment & Information Technology is seeking public comment on draft guidance to improve cybersecurity protections in federal acquisitions. The threats facing government information systems have increased … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 Billion

Big news story today on two major government contractors. The deal is worth $9 billion. Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft | Marketplace.org. Lockheed press release. United Technologies press release.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide GC-Related Case Next Term

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a government contracts case concerning set-asides for veteran-owned small businesses.  The case is Kindgomware Technologies, Inc. v. U.S., No. 14-916. In a bid protest filed with the Government Accountability Office.  Kingdomware, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules on WSLA, FCA’s First-to-File Rule

The Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s holding a qui tam False Claims Act action was timely, because the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act applies only to criminal offenses, not to civil claims. The Court also … Continue reading

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Negligent Audit Claim Barred by Discretionary Function Exception

The District Court for the District of Delaware granted the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because a contractor’s allegations the Defense Contract Audit Agency violated the Federal Tort Claims Act were barred by the discretionary function exception. … Continue reading

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$657 Million FCA Award against Jet Engine Contractor Reversed

A False Claims Act damages award was reversed and remanded by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit because the district court did not properly account for the role competition played in determining the fair market value of the … Continue reading

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