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Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts Insights blog provides an in-depth analysis of news, developments, and trends impacting government contracting and procurement.


MOFO Event: MoForward 2018

Please join Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts Group for our inaugural MOFOrward event on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton – a collaboration between our deep government contracts bench and our colleagues who have led the government’s and industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. This full-day program will offer practical, ...›

September 11, 2017Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Cross-Device Tracking: A Morrison & Foerster Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

The number of consumers using multiple devices—from smartphones to tablets to laptop computers—has exploded in recent years and continues to grow globally. Companies are increasingly turning to new technologies in an attempt to ascertain that multiple devices are connected to the same person for a variety of purposes, such as fraud prevention, providing a more ...›

Small Business
September 11, 2017Acquisition Regulations, Small Business

NAICS Code Appeals: One Size Does Not Fit All

The federal government sets aside many contracts for small businesses, but not all small business set-asides are created equal.  Instead, different size standards define small business status for different procurements.  The size standards vary from industry to industry, so a given firm may be a small business for one procurement at the same time it ...›

Litigation
September 8, 2017Protests & Litigation

August 2017 Protest Roundup

There is no question that procurement regulations give agencies significant discretion at every step of the procurement process, and protesters often have a hard row to hoe to overcome the agency’s exercise of that discretion.  However, agencies often make that task easier by failing to provide full and logical explanations of their decisions that show ...›

Small Business
August 31, 2017M&A

Recent Trends In Government Contracts M&A

While multi-billion dollar transactions grab headlines—such as the combination of Computer Sciences Corp.’s public sector business with SRA International, the merger of Leidos Holdings, Inc. with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business, and Harris Corporation’s acquisition of Exelis Inc.—there are a few trends in federal government contracts mergers and acquisitions that have flown ...›