Category Archives: General

Order Prohibits Retaliation for Disclosing Compensation Information

President Obama today signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation. The order is designed to promote economy and efficiency in federal procurement and to reinforce the civil rights laws that … Continue reading

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Former Navy Contractor VP Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

The Department of Justice has announced that a former vice president of a Chesapeake, Virginia, government contractor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay bribes to public officials in exchange for favorable treatment in connection with government contract work. According to a … Continue reading

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OFCCP Launches Community Resources Database

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has launched a new database to help government contractors find qualified workers with disabilities and veterans, and to assist contractors with establishing relationships with national organizations and local community groups that are available … Continue reading

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Navy Awards $1.38 Billion in Ship Construction Work

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., has funded two contracts for the construction of littoral combat ships. The first awardee, Lockheed Martin Corp., of Baltimore, Maryland, has received $698,911,656 in funding under a previously-awarded contract for the construction of … Continue reading

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President Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees

President Obama today signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for contractor employees to $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015. The order also includes provisions to ensure that tipped workers earn at least $10.10 overall, through a combination … Continue reading

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DoD Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Procurement Fraud Charges

The Department of Justice has announced that a former Hill Air Force Base procurement program manager was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme involving federal procurement contracts. According to court documents, the … Continue reading

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DoD and GSA Announce Acquisition Cybersecurity Recommendations

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration announced six planned reforms to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the federal acquisition system. The recommendations appear in a jointly issued report, “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition.” The recommended … Continue reading

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