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Silence = Acquiescence: Government Stuck with Contractor’s Interpretation that was Provided with its Proposal

On February 7, 2020, the ASBCA sustained the appeal of Command Languages, Inc. d/b/a CLI Solutions (CLI) against the Army over increased costs to translate technical manuals. CLI contracted with the Army to translate advanced level armored vehicle maintenance manuals for use by the Afghanistan Army. The advanced level manuals included tasks from basic level […]
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Leaking KC-46 Fuel Lines Are Latest Serious Boeing Tanker Fault

Boeing’s troubled KC-46 tanker program now must fix a Category 1 deficiency for leaks in the fueling system, the Air Force has announced. That means the problem could cause death, loss of the aircraft, render the aircraft incapable of performing its mission or stop the aircraft from completing testing. Boeing, per its contract, must use […]
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DoD and Congress Using Incentives, Extra Funds and Other Policies to Keep Defense Companies...

The Defense Department is using incentives, increased cost reimbursement and other policies to keep defense industries at work and afloat as the coronavirus continues...

COVID-19: F-35 Testing Suspended; Edwards AFB Flight Tests Halted

The final testing of the crucial Joint Simulation Environment, as well as all cyber testing, for the F-35 program has been suspended because of...

Interest Groups Pressure White House and Congress to Allow Federal Contractors to Telework

Interest groups representing federal contractors wrote Congressional leaders and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget urging them to allow contractors to telework,...

Senators Call on Agencies to Post Contingency Plans for Public

Seven Democratic U.S. senators led by Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the leaders of the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management...

The Lawfare Podcast Bonus Edition: How the State Department and the Defense Department are...

This edition of the Lawfare Podcast combines two conversations about about how the Department of State and the Department of Defense are responding to...

Pending Federal Contract Proposals and COVID-19

Blank Rome - Contractors that have submitted final proposals and are awaiting award on negotiated procurements may find themselves in an unusual position these...

Using Unsolicited Federal Contract Proposals for Sole Source COVID-19 Related Contract Awards

Blank Home - Although firms that offer coronavirus COVID-19 solutions can use many routes to access the federal marketplace, very few of these routes...

Covid-19 May Cause Disruption as Well as Delay

Some government contractors are not being told to stop work, but rather to work remotely to keep their projects going. Remote work may not...
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