Category Archives: General

FAR Acquisition Thresholds Updated

The FAR Case 2014-022 final rule issued with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, which goes into effect today, updates the acquisition-related thresholds prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule implements 41 USC 1908, which requires an adjustment for inflation every … Continue reading

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Executive Order Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Obama has issued Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The EO ensures contractor employees can earn up to 7 days or more of paid sick leave annually. The new policy brings contractor employee benefits in … 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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$1.1 Million Settlement in FCA Suit Alleging SDVOSB Was Front

The Department of Justice has announced that Gilbane Building Company will pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that W.G. Mills Incorporated – a company with which Gilbane merged in November 2010 – violated the False Claims Act by creating a … Continue reading

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Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in IDIQ Network Systems Contracts

The Department of Defense has announced that CGI Federal Inc., of Fairfax, Virginia, and DRS Laurel Technologies, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services production units.  CANES serves … Continue reading

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