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October 15, 2019National Security

Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 3): CFIUS Spotlight on “TID” U.S. Businesses

This is the third in our multipart series of alerts addressing proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2019, for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). FIRRMA directed the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”), as the chair of CFIUS, to issue ...›

Federal Procurement
October 15, 2019Announcements & Press

Sneak Peek: Full MoForward 2020 Agenda

Mark your calendars for MoFo’s third annual MoForward program, which will be held once again at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, on Tuesday, November 5. To register, please click here. Below is a full agenda for this year’s program. We hope to see you there! As always, we will be posting the full program materials ...›

October 7, 2019Protests & Litigation

September 2019 Bid-Protest Roundup

This installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight examines three protest decisions released in September 2019. The first decision, ServeFed, Inc., B-417708, September 18, 2019, 2019 CPD ¶ ___, discusses the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) task-order jurisdiction. The second decision, Far North Forestry, LLC, B-417502.2, September 25, 2019, 2019 CPD ¶ ___, focuses on agency discretion ...›

October 1, 2019National Security

Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 2): Proposed Regulations Would Expand CFIUS Review of Real Estate Transactions

This is the second in our multipart series of alerts addressing proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2019, for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). One of FIRRMA’s many noteworthy changes was to expand the types of ...›

DOD Promulgates Long-awaited Restrictions on LPTA Procurement

The Department of Defense (DOD) has promulgated the final rule restricting DOD’s use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) acquisition methods. The final rule adopts, without any substantive changes, the proposed rule published last December and implements sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for FY 2017 and 2018. The final rule can be found ...›

Federal Procurement
September 25, 2019National Security

Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 1): Key Takeaways from the “Modernized” CFIUS Regulations

After more than a year of anticipation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). These proposed regulations follow an initial round of FIRRMA-implementing regulations issued in October 2018, which most notably included the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) ...›

September 16, 2019Small Business

MoFo Webinar: Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities

On Wednesday, September 18, 1-2:30PM ET, MoFo partner Damien Specht and associate Ali Young will present a Clear Law Institute webinar titled “Navigating Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities.” The Federal Government gives many opportunities to small businesses, granting them more than $100 billion in contracts each year, and prime contractors contributing billions more in ...›