Category Archives: Compliance

OMB Seeking Comments on Proposed 2017 NAICS Changes

The Office of Management and Budget is requesting comments on the Economic Classification Policy Committee’s Recommendations for the 2017 Revision of the North American Industry Classification System. The proposed revisions focus on improving the description of current industries, identifying new … 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the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of EGovernment & Information Technology is seeking public comment on draft guidance to improve cybersecurity protections in federal acquisitions.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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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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FAR Rule Implements Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have issued FAC 2005-81, which contains one interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule, “Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity” (FAR Case 2015-013), adds employment protections based … Continue reading

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FAR Class Deviation to Resolve Conflicting Contractor T’s & C’s

The General Services Administration is requesting feedback on a proposed class deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the General Services Acquisition Regulation to address common Commercial Supplier Agreement terms that are inconsistent with federal law. CSAs are standard forms … Continue reading

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GSA Proposes New Reporting Requirements for FSS and GWAC Vendors

A proposed rule would amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation to add clauses requiring vendors to report transactional data from orders and prices paid by ordering activities. Under a new clause, vendors would be required to report, through an online … Continue reading

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