Archive for January, 2015

Ending Trafficking in Persons, FAR Final Rule

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended to implement Executive Order (E.O.)...

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GAO B-410639, International Business Machines Corporation

Agency reasonably concluded that the protester had an organizational conflict of interest (OCI) and properly eliminated the protester from the competition where the agency found that a member of the protester’s team was involved...

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University Contract Fraud Claim

In dispute over a company’s contract with a university research fund, defendant contractor stated a claim for fraud with allegations that plaintiff university misrepresented whether its process for converting vegetable oils into biodiesel was...

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OPM Must Reimburse Protester’s Attorney’s Fees

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended that the Office of Personnel Management reimburse a small business protester’s attorneys fees at the billed rate of $225 per hour, finding that OPM’s effort to limit the...

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Group Health Inc. v. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Cannot Disallow Post-Termination Audit Costs, CBCA 3407 The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals refused to dismiss a contractor claim for post-termination audit costs, ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services must...

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New Case on Application of Forum Selection clause

Court must consider the effect of the forum selection clause. The 4th Circuit applies federal law to determine whether the clause is mandatory. Here, it is clear that the language of the contracts necessitates...

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Sharing Clinical Trials Data

Researchers and participants in clinical trials are assured that their contributions to research will make a real difference, and researchers and companies are able to accelerate efforts to prevent, detect, and treat disease, improve...

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DISA Rules for Cloud Providers

The Defense Information Systems Agency has laid out the criteria for commercial and non-Pentagon cloud providers to operate within DOD. Read the Guide Here: u-cloud_computing_srg_v1r1_final

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NEJM Article on Expanded Use Issues.

FDA approval of investigational drugs takes time, This can be a problem if alternative treatments for the condition are not available. The FDA therefore developed a system of expanded access to permit patients with...

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