Tag Archives: FAR

What a New ‘Space Corps’ Military Branch Could Mean for Government Contractors

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees recently completed their respective markups of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House version requires the Pentagon to establish the “U.S. Space Corps” – the first new military branch in 70 years – by January 1, 2019. The proposed Space Corps would fall under the secretary … Continue Reading

FAR Councils to Inverted Domestic Corporations: Don’t Call Us, We Won’t Call You

This post was written by Joelle E.K. Laszlo. In a move that should surprise no one, the Councils responsible for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) have adopted a final rule prohibiting the award of a government contract using 2012 appropriated funds to an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of one. First published in May … Continue Reading

No More Wavering on Waivers: Proposed FAR Amendments Seek to Standardize Sudan Waiver Process

This post was written by Joelle E.K. Laszlo. “Efficiency” and “transparency” are on the lips of many government regulatory types these days. Along these lines, the FAR Council has proposed a process for determining whether the President may waive in a particular circumstance the standing prohibition in FAR section 25.702 on doing business with entities … Continue Reading

Forget What You Know About Acquisition Thresholds (Unless You Know Some of Them Changed Recently)

This post was written by Joelle E. K. Laszlo. Inflation is good for some things, including increasing the acquisition-related thresholds in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”). Inflation-pegged adjustments to the FAR thresholds were initiated by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005, and are required every five years thereafter. The most recent … Continue Reading

Central Contractor Registration? Nothing Central About It – New Government Contractor Reporting Requirements on Subcontracts and Compensation

This post was written by Lorraine Campos and Steve Tibbets. Federal contractors can add yet another item to their lists of databases in which they register and disclose information. As of July 8, 2010, contracting officers are to modify certain federal contracts to include a Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) clause that requires certain contractors to … Continue Reading
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