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Court of Federal Claims Continues Injunctions of Student Loan Debt Collection Contracts

The Court of Federal Claims continued preliminary injunctions because the court became aware of issues with the government’s student loan program, and it was necessary to preserve the status quo until the protests of the contract awards for debt collection … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Input on Changes to GSAR, FTR, FMR, and FPMR

In accordance with Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the General Services Administration is seeking input on repealing, replacing, and modifying its acquisition regulations, policies, standards, business practices, and guidance. GSA is also seeking input on GSA travel, management, … Continue reading

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GAO Seeks Improvements to Contractor Whistleblower Pilot Program

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office recommends improvements to the Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239) added 41 USC 4712 to create a four-year … Continue reading

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GAO’s 2017 High-Risk List Cites Continuing Procurement Issues

The Government Accountability Office has released is High-Risk List for 2017. The HRL, issued every two years, examines federal programs and operations that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that need transformative change. The report, GAO-17-317, … Continue reading

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2017 NDAA Creates New Defense CAS Board

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (PL 114-328) establishes a new Cost Accounting Standards Board specific to the Department of Defense. Section 820 of the NDAA adds 10 USC 190 to create a seven-member panel chaired by … Continue reading

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New Administration Expected to Bring Significant Legal and Regulatory Changes

Wolters Kluwer has prepared a white paper addressing the expected legal and regulatory impact of the incoming Trump administration, including the effect on government contracts. You can download the white paper here.

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Rule Enjoined

One day before an October 25, 2016, effective date, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas enjoined on a nationwide basis the implementation of portions of the final rule issued in FAC 2005-90 and related Department of Labor … Continue reading

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