Tag Archives: DOD

Senate’s Bid Protest Reforms a Step Backwards for Transparency

On July 10, 2017, the U.S. Senate placed the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on its Legislative Calendar. This action means the historically must-pass legislation is now ready for amendment and debate. Just as it did last year, the Senate Armed Services Committee (“SASC”) has included two provisions focused on bid protest reform.  Given … Continue Reading

Reed Smith’s Government Contracts Weekly Rundown

Here is a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts to get you back on track and ready for this week. 1. DOD UNVEILS STRATEGY FOR CYBER DEFENSE On April 23, Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces, and to … Continue Reading

Reed Smith’s Government Contracts Weekly Rundown

Here is a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts to get you back on track and ready for Monday. 1. ACCESS TO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS = CONFLICT OF INTEREST The Court of Federal Claims upheld the VA’s decision to cancel a contract award, agreeing that the contractor’s access to solicitation documents created … Continue Reading

D.C. Circuit: Rule Capping Drug Rates Upheld, and Drug Manufacturers are Paying

This post was written by Lorraine M. Campos, Carlos A. Valdivia and Joseph W. Metro. On January 4, 2013, the D.C. Circuit upheld a Department of Defense rule that probably has drug manufacturers feeling like they’re going to pay for drinks they didn’t order—but not literally, of course. In reality, the decision puts them on the hook for the … Continue Reading

Senators Believe that Steel for DOD Should be ‘Made in America’

On Thursday, February 9, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the United States Steel and Security Act, along with Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D Minn.), Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.). The legislation would reinstate the requirement that armor steel plate purchased by the U.S. military be 100 … Continue Reading
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