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July 15, 2020 - National Security

Interim Rule Issued to Implement 2019 NDAA Prohibition on the Use of Covered Telecommunication and Video Surveillance Equipment or Services Produced by Certain Chinese Companies

On July 14, 2020, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council published a long-awaited interim rule (the “Interim Rule”) implementing the second prong of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The Interim Rule prohibits federal agencies from awarding contracts to or …›

July 6, 2020 - Compliance, False Claims Act

Division Continues Increased Focus on Procurement Collusion, Presents Strike Force to International Enforcers

The following is an excerpt from “Quarterly Cartel Catch-Up: Recent Developments in Criminal Antitrust for Busy Corporate Counsel ‒ 2nd Quarter 2020.” To read the entire newsletter, please click here. Division Continues Increased Focus on Procurement Collusion, Presents Strike Force to International Enforcers Key Point: The …›

June 30, 2020 - Coronavirus, Small Business

SBA’s Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in Wave of New Rules and Application Forms

As we previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“PPP Flexibility Act”) became law earlier this month, introducing numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP, which is part of the CARES Act,[1] provides aid to qualifying small businesses in …›

FedPubs Intellectual Property Series (June 16-30)

MoFo partner Tina Reynolds, senior counsel Jay DeVecchio, and associate Locke Bell will be presenting an upcoming FedPubs 3-part webinar series on intellectual property rules and regulations in government contracting. The series will provide an overview of the key principles governing the allocation of …›

Who Bears the Risks of War? Federal Circuit Affirms ASBCA’s Decision That the Contractor Bore the Risk of Changes to Worksite’s Security

We have previously written about the challenges contractors face when pursuing costs incurred because of combat zone risks. These risks, and the resulting costs, can be unpredictable and are not always compensable. In ECC Int’l Constructors, LLC, ASBCA No. 59138, 19-1 BCA …›