The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has concluded that the government must pay attorney fees to a contractor that won a whistleblower suit challenging its fulfillment of a military contract, saying that the U.S. Army was at fault.
The Government Accountability Office backed a Massachusetts-based company's protest over how the federal government solicited hardware products for the military, saying the government is required to consider whether a bid is the cheapest when making its pick.
Revelations that Saudi Arabian leader Mohammed bin Salman may have personally duped Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos into clicking on a WhatsApp file loaded with malware, allowing Saudi spies to snoop on his cellphone, should make executives consider submitting their devices to security scans even if it means sacrificing their privacy.
Former Trump administration adviser Michael Flynn asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge Wednesday to hand down a sentence of “no more than” probation in a case in which Flynn stands accused of lying to the FBI during a probe of Russian interference with the 2016 election.
Oracle argued to keep alive its lawsuit alleging that the Pentagon's search for a company for its $10 billion cloud computing contract unfairly favored Amazon, saying Microsoft ultimately winning the deal doesn't render its challenge moot.
The American arm of China's state-run aerospace corporation has urged the Fifth Circuit to reconsider its decision to enforce a $62.9 million arbitral award in favor of fellow investors in a failed wind energy joint venture, saying the decision threatens to "eviscerate" safeguards essential to ensuring fairness.
House Democrats urged the Trump administration to rethink using $7.2 billion in military funding to build a wall, saying that a national security plan for potential global conflicts should be prioritized over a nonexistent threat at the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump renewed his threat to set tariffs on cars imported from the European Union on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, upping the pressure on Brussels to strike a broad-ranging trade agreement with the U.S.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will withdraw a proposed rule covering the use of water from its reservoir projects after states, tribes and lawmakers raised concerns that the rule would “federalize” the control of water in many rivers, it announced Tuesday.
Washington will lead 20 other states in a lawsuit over the Trump administration's new arms export rules that allegedly fail to meaningfully regulate 3D-printed guns, doubling down on a similar previous lawsuit, Washington's attorney general has announced.
CACI International Inc. has been tapped for a $13.3 million U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering, program management and technical services for anti-drone systems, the U.S. Department of Defense has announced.
A California water utility said in a lawsuit Tuesday the government should pay for a $1.3 million water treatment system it installed to clean up a well near a former U.S. Air Force base it blames for contaminating the well's water.
A bill introduced in the House on Tuesday would block the government from sharing intelligence with foreign countries that allow parts from a Chinese telecommunications company in next-generation networks.
A technology company fired back at a former business partner's bid to disqualify Miles & Stockbridge PC in a dispute over a $100 million U.S. Army contract, slamming the move as "untimely."
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contractor accused a medical device manufacturer of illegally disrupting its $2.1 billion medical supply contract, calling its conduct “unconscionable.”
The European Commission is weighing a temporary ban on both public entities' and private companies' using facial recognition technology in public places, amid privacy concerns about the mass monitoring of EU citizens, a report made public Friday shows.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Raytheon’s protest over a $287.6 million U.S. Navy contract for a ship self-defense system awarded to rival Lockheed Martin, saying the Navy had properly vetted both companies' bids.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ordered the parties in a federal age discrimination case to file supplemental briefs about alternative ways to remedy age bias in the workplace other than the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, just days after the court heard oral arguments.
A key U.S. senator on domestic security policy has told the Trump administration he's worried that the visa program allowing entry into the U.S. could pose a threat from Iranian nationals and the regime’s supporters following the recent U.S.-Iran crisis.
Despite agreeing that multiple users should be able to share the same swath of the airwaves, some of the most prominent supporters of so-called dynamic spectrum sharing are split over whether implementing sharing technology should be a top priority or a backup plan.
A former assistant U.S. attorney has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a partner in the firm's government enforcement and investigations practice group.
The Trump administration on Friday finalized contentious rules easing export restrictions on small arms and ammunition not considered to be military equipment, a move that will likely boost international sales by U.S. arms manufacturers.
A class of immigrants challenging a national security program that they believe illegally delays immigration applications from Muslims won their bid to take a peek at the internal workings of the vetting process when a Seattle federal judge found that data is directly relevant to the case.
A month after a deadly shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station by a Saudi military officer in the U.S. for training, the Pentagon on Thursday flagged future changes to the vetting process for foreign military students.
The Federal Aviation Administration vetted Boeing's 737 Max jet according to rigorous aircraft certification procedures, a special review committee has said, suggesting any heavy-handed overhaul of the FAA's program could upend aviation safety.
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s recommendations on the use of export controls to bolster the United States’ commercial and military position illustrates that blunt controls on artificial intelligence as a category of emerging technologies are not practical, says Hdeel Abdelhady at MassPoint.
Lawyers can draw a number of useful lessons about reputation management from the efforts of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn — who recently escaped house arrest in Tokyo — to restore his sullied reputation, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
In criminal prosecutions of procurement fraud cases involving set-aside contracts, prosecutors frequently argue that the victim’s loss is the total face value of the wrongfully awarded contracts, but this reasoning cannot survive basic scrutiny, say David Chaiken and Tiffany Bracewell at Troutman Sanders.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' recently proposed new rule, laying out statistical thresholds for finding systemic discrimination, would implement a problematic method of statistical analysis and notice provisions that may provide government contractors inadequate time to respond, say Chris Wilkinson and Necia Hobbes at Orrick.
Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division on the voluntary self-disclosure part of its sanctions and export controls enforcement program continues the DOJ’s movement toward increased transparency, but leaves unanswered questions about how the policy will be applied in practice, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
After the recent killing of Qasem Soleimani and the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, the commercial aviation sector must consider how resulting restrictions on air travel may affect passenger compensation claims under European Union rules, says James Jordan of Holman Fenwick.
Antitrust agencies and private litigants continued to focus on the energy industry in 2019, and new antitrust policy initiatives announced by the U.S. Department of Justice last year will offer energy companies opportunities to avoid prosecution in certain cases, say attorneys at Vinson & Elkins.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Victoria Angle at MoFo highlights two December decisions from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, looks back at five of the most interesting bid protests of 2019 and provides a few takeaways from the GAO's fiscal year 2019 report.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control's recent declaration that a Lebanese art dealer's gallery was used to conceal Hezbollah financing is a reminder to the art community of the need for strict compliance with U.S. criminal anti-money laundering laws, say Nicole Horowitz and Brendan Hanifin of Ropes & Gray.
During the last 10 years, the need to embrace change was fundamental for law firms, and that change affected associates in many ways — most, but not all, for the better, says Brad Kaufman, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rules implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act complete the revamp of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will be more complex and better resourced to address evolving national security risks that arise in the context of foreign investments, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
Attorneys at Covington look back at last year's policy trends and developments, legislative and rulemaking activity, and notable federal district court rulings related to the exclusion of contractors from doing business with the federal government.
While President Donald Trump’s recent executive order expands the ability of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control to sanction non-U.S. entities doing business with Iran, it remains to be seen whether OFAC will pursue aggressive enforcement of its strengthened secondary sanctions authority, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
In their new book "Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court," Geoffrey Stone and David Strauss provide valuable context for U.S. Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren that have profoundly affected the country, but their overly protective attitude sometimes obscures reality, says Federal Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.
Although the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act recently turned 25, employers remain relatively unfamiliar with its requirements, potentially exposing them to litigation and reputational harm, say Jason Ranjo at Morgan Lewis and Kurt Perhach at Novartis.