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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.


U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Finds That Alleged Cybersecurity Vulnerability Is Not Material Under False Claims Act

In a decision sure to bring some comfort to contractors providing information technology equipment and services to the federal government, a U.S. district court judge recently granted a motion to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) suit, finding that the relator both failed to …›

October 7, 2020 - Protests & Litigation

September 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

This month’s bid protest roundup (featured on Law360) examines three recent decisions by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The first, Sumaria Systems, Inc., evaluates whether an agency’s use of the highest technically rated, reasonably priced offeror methodology violates the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). …›

September 30, 2020 - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Department of Defense Issues CMMC Interim Rule, Setting up a Two-Part Process for Review of Contractor IT Systems

On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a long-anticipated interim rule implementing its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The rule introduces a new mandatory construct, the DoD Assessment Methodology, to serve as an interim certification process before contractors undergo …›

September 24, 2020 - Labor & Employment

President Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Federal Contractors from Race and Sex Stereotyping Training

On September 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (the “EO”), prohibiting federal contractors and certain federal grant recipients from holding diversity and EEO training for their workforce that includes “divisive concepts,” such as training employees that …›

September 17, 2020 - Labor & Employment

OFCCP Seeks Comments on Annual AAP Certification Proposal

Government contractors may soon be required to certify annually that they have affirmative action programs (“AAP”) in place for their U.S. workforce. On September 14, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a notice seeking comments for its proposal to …›

Proposed Rule to Amend the Far’s Implementation of the Buy American Act

Earlier this week, the FAR Council issued a proposed rule to implement President Trump’s Executive Order 13881. The Executive Order called for the expansion of the preference for domestic goods, products, and materials – particularly domestic iron and steel – in Federal procurements. If …›