Since taking office in January 2009, President Barack Obama has issued several significant Executive Orders (“EO”) affecting government contractors, particularly in the area of labor and employment law. We summarize the most important of these EOs below: EO 13495 On…

A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) seems to nail down the issue of exactly when a claim accrues to the government under the Contracts Disputes Act (“CDA”) arising from increased costs due to changes…

Part 3 of 3 This is the final installment of a three-part series on compensation methods used by government contractors.  The first two installments discussed the differences between equity and non-equity compensation, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of…

Chalk a win up for those last-minute proposal submissions that run up against the submission deadline. A recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision held that where a proposal is submitted electronically and received by a government server under the…

In our last blog entry, we discussed how the notice requirements of the WARN Act may apply to decisions made by the contractor to deal with Sequestration.  Another employment law that rears its head in Sequestration-related employment decisions is the…

With Sequestration upon us, many government contractors are facing workforce challenges.  Some contracts will be lost, others scaled back.  Some contractors will be forced to undergo significant layoffs.  Others will try to do more with fewer employees.  These issues make…

“Property of the estate” and the “automatic stay” are two of the Bankruptcy Code’s quintessential concepts.  Upon the filing of a bankruptcy petition, the debtor’s property becomes part of the bankruptcy estate.  The concept of property of the estate under…

If your business is awarded a government contract with the General Services Administration (“GSA”) or the Department of Defense (“DOD”), it needs to understand the tightened cybersecurity regulations recently introduced by both agencies.  Both of these regulations will require that…